Glenn Ligon's "Come Out"

Come Out, Glenn Ligon's show at Thomas Dane are silk screen paintings based on Steve Reich's "Come Out" 1966. Reich's taped-speech work used the voice of Daniel Hamm, one of the "Harlem Six", a group of young men charged with the murder of a Harlem shopkeeper and subjected to extreme police brutality. Like Reich, Ligon layered Daniel Hamm's words shifting and re-positioning the text until the words, through successive layers, verge on abstraction.

Glenn Ligon, Come Out, Installation view. Images copyright Thomas Dane.
Glenn Ligon, Installation View


Glenn Ligon, Come Out #2, 2014. Images copyright Thomas Dane.
Glenn Ligon, Come Out #2, 2014. Images copyright Thomas Dane.










Glenn Ligon, Come Out Study #2, 2014. Images copyright Thomas Dane.

Glenn Ligon, Come Out Study #2, 2014. Images copyright Thomas Dane

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