Los Angeles exhibit features work of video art pioneer Ulysses Jenkins

Ulysses Jenkins, screenshot from PBS News Hour interview (Courtesy of pbs.org/newshour)

PBS Newshour (CANVAS Arts), March 18, 2022 (Video)

Ulysses Jenkins is considered a pioneer in the world of video art, which emerged as artists in the 1960s and '70s began using lighter and more affordable video cameras to create work and tell stories. One of the first Black artists in the field, Jenkins focused on stereotypes he saw in the media and popular culture, the -- quote -- "Mass of Images," as he titled a 1978 video. … Now that work can be seen in the exhibition Ulysses Jenkins: Without Your Interpretation at UCLA's Hammer Museum …. Jenkins has been a professor of studio art at the University of California, Irvine, since 1993.