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