Sedrick Huckaby’s portraits portray his subjects in the most intimate way. Hours of work are reflected in the built up, thick impasto surfaces of his paintings, each a meditation on the long legacy of painting portraiture in Western tradition. Through these works, he memorializes the people in his everyday life on a monumental scale: neighbors, friends, and family. Often set in front of quilted backgrounds, Huckaby’s portraits comment on artistic and familial legacies and craft as a labor of love.
Thursday the 20th, Sedrick Huckaby will be performing at the Jacob Sleeper Auditorium. This talk is part of the Contemporary Perspectives Lecture Series hosted by Boston University’s School of Visual Arts. Free and open to the public.