Reception for the artist will be Feb. 14, 5-7 p.m.

Roomful of portraits, a work by artist Steve Locke
Artist: Steve Locke

The Gallatin Galleries (1 Washington Square Pl, New York, N.Y.) is pleased to present the upcoming art show Steve Locke: in the name of love, an exhibition of Locke’s works (2005 through 2018), beginning Tuesday, February 5 (open Mondays to Fridays, 10 a.m.–7 p.m.; Saturdays, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.) A public talk with the artist and reception for the artist will take place on Thursday, Feb. 14, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Working in a variety of media—including painting, drawing, sculpture, video, and installation—Locke traces his own memories and the formation of his sexuality, offering a testimony of his loves and losses that he situates in the larger context of the vulnerabilities of the African American experience. In works that confront growing up gay and coming under fire from religious extremists and sculptures and texts that echo the brutalities inflicted on the bodies of black men, Locke offers his intimate, honest inquiry of his own history which, in turn, interrogates the American landscape in which the work is made.

The show is curated by Keith Miller, and runs through March 1.

STEVE LOCKE (b. 1963, Cleveland, OH) is a Boston-based artist, raised in Detroit, Michigan. He received an MFA in 2001 from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design and holds Bachelors Degrees from Boston University and MassArt. He attended the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture in 2002. He has been artist-in-residence at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston (2016) and for the City of Boston (2018). He has received grants from The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, and The Art Matters Foundation. Solo exhibitions include, there is no one left to blame, curated by Helen Molesworth for the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, The School of Love with Samsøñ (Boston, MA), Family Pictures with Gallery Kayafas (Boston, MA) and most recently #Killers at YOURS MINE & OURS in New York. He has had solo projects with the Boston Public Library, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Mendes Wood in Sao Paulo, Brazil, at VOLTA 5 in Basel, Switzerland and P.S. Satellites-A Project of Prospect IV in New Orleans. His work has been reviewed in ARTFORUM, Art in America, Art New England, JUXTAPOZ, The Boston Globe, and The New Yorker. He is a professor at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design.

The reception and show both are free and open to the public.

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