Todd Gray: Euclidean Gris Gris

Introduction by Rebecca McGrew and Hannah Grossman
Contributions by Nana Adusei-Poku and Neelika Jayawardane
Conversation with Carrie Mae Weems and Todd Gray

Designed by Content Object: Kimberly Varella, Design and Art Direction; Nikki Roach, Assistant Designer; Lisa Doran, Project Manager
Casebound Hardcover, 188 pages
Publisher: Pomona College Museum of Art, 2020
ISBN: 978-0-9979306-0-3
Dimensions: 8 × 9.75 in.
Separations: Echelon Color, Santa Monica, CA
Printing: VeronaLibri, Verona, Italy

This is the most comprehensive publication to date of the multimedia works of American artist Todd Gray (born 1954). Superbly produced, with a two-piece foil-stamped cover, beautiful endpapers and an insert documenting a yearlong series of events inspired by Gray’s work, Euclidean Gris Gris features a selection of recent photographic works derived from his exploration of the legacies of colonialism in Africa and several other seminal works.

Based in Los Angeles and Ghana, Gray is best known for photography, performance, and sculpture that address histories of power in relationship to the African Diaspora. In the new works featured in the catalogue, Gray combines photographs from his archive, which he has assembled over decades, including his pictures of individuals and rural scenes in South Africa and Ghana, formal gardens of imperial Europe, constellations and galaxies, and images of musicians, such as Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder.

Photography by Ian Byers-Gamber
Text excerpted from the Benton Museum of Art at Pomona College