in the name of love
The Gallatin Galleries is pleased to announce the upcoming show Steve Locke: in the name of love, works 2005-2018. 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 the intimate, honest inquiry of his own history which, in turn, interrogates the American landscape in which the work is made. Steve Locke: in the name of love, works 2005-2018 was curated by Keith Miller.
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.