Courtesy of the Artist.
Jibade-Khalil Huffman’s photographic works explore relationships between public archives suffused with personal nostalgia. For this work, Huffman layered scanned fragments of found objects along with an old magazine ad; he then cut and reconfigured the scanned ad section-by-section in Photoshop to construct a new composition. Such a practice strips the objects of their utilitarian purpose, allowing the viewer to consider the abstract potential of everyday materials that likewise function as repositories for both public history and personal significance. –Courtesy of The Kitchen
Framed, framed dimensions: 49 x 28 inches
Born in 1981, Jibade-Khalil Huffman began his practice as a poet and has since expanded to work in video, photography, performance, and installations. Huffman has had exhibitions in Los Angeles at Anat Egbi, Museum as Retail Space, Samuel Freeman, USC Roski Gallery, and in New York at Downstairs Projects, Marianne Boesky, The Home of, and The Tank. He is currently included in the exhibition “Speech Acts” at the Philadelphia Institute of Contemporary Art.
Image rights: Courtesy of the Artist and The Kitchen.