Sculpture for Angela Lansbury
Angela Lansbury’s prominence in this work is a personal reference for Huffman, owing to his grandmother’s devotion to Murder, She Wrote, a TV show in which Lansbury starred. Her image alongside a swirling collage of ads for television movies and other similar products functions as a reflection on the artist’s own navigation of various traumas. Lansbury stands in for someone solving such an investigation.
Jibade-Khalil Huffman uses found archival material alongside contemporary ephemera to address slippage in memory and language, particularly when it comes to race and visibility. His installation work (often site-specific) uses video, projections, photographic light boxes and photo collages printed on layered transparencies and paper. Huffman works at the intersection of several disciplines, and he holds an MFA in both the literary arts and studio art.
Marfa, Ballroom Marfa, The Way You Make Me Feel, 2018