CARRIE MAE WEEMS, ALL THE BOYS BLOCKED 1, 2016 COURTESY OF THE ARTIST AND JACK SHAINMAN GALLERY, NEW YORK
Carrie Mae Weems: The Usual Suspects
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Eugene, OR - To May 3
Portland-born photographer Carrie Mae Weems’ latest show focuses on recent events since the rise of the #BlackLivesMatter movement. She uses photography, video and installation to examine contemporary life and the African American experience. She asks, “How do you measure a life?” Some works pair police charge sheets with blurred photos of people in hoodies with their eyes blanked out. Other works include videos with chanting, Greek chorus–style, of named lives lost and poetry written by Weems.