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Tito’s Prize 2021 Exhibition: Ariel René Jackson and Michael J. Love
Ariel René Jackson in collaboration with Michael J. Love are the winners of the fourth annual Tito’s Prize, which is intended to provide an artist the means to take a new step in their career. The prize comes courtesy of a donation from Tito’s Handmade Vodka and includes a $15,000 award and a solo exhibition in the Big Medium Gallery. Jackson and Love were selected unanimously by a curatorial panel that includes Christopher Blay, Houston-based artist, writer, curator, and the News Editor at Glasstire Magazine; Lise Ragbir, independent curator and writer; and Coka Treviño, curator and director of programming at Big Medium. Ariel René Jackson (b. 1991) is a Black film-based artist whose practice considers land and landscape as sites of internal representation. Themes of transformation are embedded in their interest and application of repurposed imagery and objects, video, sound, and performance. Michael J. Love (b. 1987) is an interdisciplinary tap dance artist, scholar, and educator. He was recently announced as a 2021-2023 Princeton University Arts Fellow. His embodied research intermixes Black queer feminist theory and aesthetics with a rigorous practice that critically engages the Black cultural past as it imagines Black futurity.
Oct. 23-Jan. 8
Big Medium Gallery AUSTIN, Texas