Kevin Sampson: Black and Blue
September 28, 2018–January 27, 2019
Kevin Blythe Sampson is a sculptor, painter, and muralist recognized for tackling difficult issues through socially-engaged artwork. During his 2017 artist residency at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Mr. Sampson created a series of porcelain sculptures responding to the Black and Blue Lives Matter movements. He addressed these complicated issues from his perspective as an African American as well as a retired police officer, understanding both sides of the debate. This exhibition, titled Black and Blue reflects this dichotomy.