Kahlil Robert Irving

The artist Kahlil Robert Irving will present on his images and the function of referring to history and place in reflecting on his life in the post-industrial city of St. Louis. He was invited by this evening's guest curator, Glenn Ligon, who participated in Tuesday Evenings in 2012 in conjunction with his survey exhibition America. Irving will also discuss his work as it relates to Ligon’s.

With a BFA in Art History and Ceramics/Sculpture from Kansas City Art Institute and an MFA from Washington University in St. Louis, Irving received critical acclaim early in his career. His work is featured in Making Knowing: Craft in Art, 1950–2019, currently on view at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, and was in recent solo exhibitions at Callicoon Fine Arts in New York and Jenkins Johnson Gallery in San Francisco. He was selected to participate in the 2020 Great Rivers Biennial hosted by the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, where his solo exhibition At Dusk runs through February 21, 2021.

A video recording of this lecture will be available on the Modern's Youtube.

Tuesday Evenings