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Gallery Text

Huckaby’s investigative line is energized by the sometimes lucid, sometimes halting relationship between thought and words that forms when two people are in dialogue. His portraits of people from his Fort Worth, Texas, community are composed with quick framing lines that resolve into a virtuosic succession of swirling loops that convey volume, cross-contour verticals, and painstaking hatch and cross-hatch patterns of varying intensity and length. The result is an intimate aggregate of persons and situations, separately attended to but conceptually in conversation with each other and the viewer. The 101 portraits that make up The 99% demonstrate Huckaby’s desire to “aggrandize ordinary people.” This orchestral installation clarifies the stakes of his poetic practice: familiar yet capacious; the personal that is always political. The choice to translate these encounters into the medium and process most associated with commercial and journalistic discourses elevates these lives to the level of documentary history.

Identification and Creation
Object Number
2018.33.23
People
Sedrick Huckaby, American (Fort Worth, TX born 1975)
Title
99% NO.62 Trecie
Other Titles
Title: The 99% - Highland Hills
Classification
Prints
Work Type
print
Date
2013
Culture
American
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/361243
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Offset lithograph
Technique
Offset print
Dimensions
irregular: 29.2 × 15.2 cm (11 1/2 × 6 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: l.r.: S. Huckaby
Provenance
Sedrick Huckaby, created 2013; [Brandywine Workshop, Philadelphia, PA], gift; to the Harvard Art Museums, 2018.
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Edition
10/10
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Brandywine Workshop and Archives, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Copyright
© Sedrick Huckaby
Accession Year
2018
Object Number
2018.33.23
Division
Modern and Contemporary Art
Contact
am_moderncontemporary@harvard.edu
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Exhibition History

Prints from the Brandywine Workshop and Archives: Creative Communities, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 03/04/2022 - 07/31/2022

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