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Published on Apr 12, 2013
James Kalm met Rico Gatson during his wanderings through Bushwick. Visiting an earlier retrospective that was held a couple of years ago at Exit Art, your reporter was convinced that Gatson was an artist to be followed. With "The Promise of Light" viewers will receive a brief walkthrough tour of the latest body of works that uses the artist's family's move from Georgia to California in the late 1960's and "The Warmth of Other Suns" by Isabel Wilkerson as inspiration. Employing the simple materials of wood and paint, Gatson crafts elegant forms that contain poignant and poetic references to family and home. Examples of the artist's engagement with video and photography are also on display. This program also contains a brief interview with the artist Rico Gatson. A musical introduction by Anthony Govine was recorded on April 6, 2013 in Brooklyn Heights.