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Sugar (Chapter II): Artist Talk with Derick Decario Ladale Whitson

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You're invited to join Kaiser Gallery on August 5, at 7:00 pm for an insightful look into the work of Derick Decario Ladale Whitson.

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On Thursday, August 5, at 7:00 pm, we met the exhibiting artist of 'SUGAR (CHAPTER II)' for an insightful look into the work of Derick Decario Ladale Whitson. This is a hybrid event.

Guests are invited to join us at Kaiser Gallery, but guests may also join us on zoom from home.

Derick Decario Ladale Whitson (b. 1991, Mansfield, Ohio) lives & works in New York City. Earned his MFA at Columbia University & BFA from Columbus College of Art & Design. Working within the realms of Photography, Video & Performance. Whitson’s work has been published in Miami New Times, Huffington Post, The Advocate Magazine, & Photo-Emphasis. Whitson has participated in many residencies across the U.S., including programs at Mass MoCA, The Fountainhead (Miami), and the AICAD/New York Studio Residency Program. Whitson is also a current recipient of the Foundation For Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant, the 2019 Enfoco Photography Fellowship, & The 2019 NYSCA/NYFA Photography Fellowship.

SUGAR (CHAPTER II), a solo exhibition by Derick Decario Ladale Whitson, is on view at Kaiser Gallery from June 12 through August 8, 2021. Working primarily in photography and video, in SUGAR (CHAPTER II), Whitson explores the history and relationships of clowning, drag queens, and black/white face to explore the social constructs of race, gender, and sexuality.

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