Gordon Parks Gallery Exhibit: "In the Company of Others"

  • Monday, January 28, 2019
    11:00 am – 7:00 pm
  • Tuesday, January 29, 2019
    11:00 am – 7:00 pm
  • Wednesday, January 30, 2019
    11:00 am – 7:00 pm
  • Thursday, January 31, 2019
    11:00 am – 7:00 pm
  • Monday, February 4, 2019
    11:00 am – 7:00 pm
  • Tuesday, February 5, 2019
    11:00 am – 7:00 pm
  • Wednesday, February 6, 2019
    11:00 am – 7:00 pm
  • Thursday, February 7, 2019
    11:00 am – 7:00 pm
  • Monday, February 11, 2019
    11:00 am – 7:00 pm
  • Tuesday, February 12, 2019
    11:00 am – 7:00 pm
  • Wednesday, February 13, 2019
    11:00 am – 7:00 pm
  • Thursday, February 14, 2019
    11:00 am – 7:00 pm
  • Monday, February 18, 2019
    11:00 am – 7:00 pm
  • Tuesday, February 19, 2019
    11:00 am – 7:00 pm
  • Wednesday, February 20, 2019
    11:00 am – 7:00 pm
  • Thursday, February 21, 2019
    11:00 am – 7:00 pm
  • Library and Learning Center
    Third floor
    645 East Seventh Street, Saint Paul

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An African-American woman wearing a pink dress and white hat sits in a church pew.

Detail of an image from Den-Zell Gilliard's Sunday’s Best series (digital photograph).

The Gordon Parks Gallery invites the community to explore the photography of Den-Zell Gilliard through the exhibit In the Company of Others. In celebration of African American History Month, Gilliard's exhibit presents selections from three series:

  • Sunday’s Best, highlighting portraits of parishioners, Sunday services and church leaders in several African American churches in south Minneapolis
  • Odyssey of a Black Boy, featuring photographs of urban black youth and families in action outdoors
  • Various self-portraits, capturing the flamboyant, often vicarious, and generally enthusiastic character of the artist

Viewed comprehensively, these series are simply about life in an African American community in all its beauty and poignancy, and more complexly about the models available and the life choices that the artist knows he must make.

“Gilliard is a young ‘street’ photographer and lifelong resident of south Minneapolis. He never stages his shots, but shoots from life as it happens in the communities he inhabits,” says Guest Curator John Schuerman.

The exhibit's reception will be held on Thursday, Feb. 7 from 6 to 8 p.m., with a gallery talk at 7:30 p.m. For more information about the exhibit, contact Gallery Director Erica Rasmussen by phone at 651-999-5942 or by email.

Accessibility

If you need disability related accommodations, including parking, to make this event accessible, please contact the Center for Accessibility Resources, 651-793-1549 or accessibility.resources@metrostate.edu.