Edgar Arceneaux


Part of Arceneaux’s Triadic Series (1997-present) that builds unlikely relationships between elements brought together by coincidence and chance, the drawing Rage (2020) was inspired by an interview with the cast of The Avengers film in which actor Samuel L. Jackson mistook the word “inward” for “N-word.”

Edgar Arceneaux (b. 1972, Los Angeles) is a Los Angeles-based artist who explores connections between historical events and present-day truths in drawing, sculpture, and performance. He co-founded the Watts House Project, a redevelopment initiative to remodel a series of houses around the Watts Towers in Los Angeles. His work has been exhibited widely, including at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; the Whitney Biennial, New York; the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York; Performa 15, New York; and the MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts.


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