Ed Bereal and Knowledge Bennett in Dialogue
The Western and Whatcom communities were treated to the full scope of Ed Bereal’s career in a retrospective at The Whatcom Museum in the fall of 2019, and the Western Gallery offered a comprehensive overview of Knowledge Bennett’s work in early 2020 (which was unfortunately cut short by the pandemic). Born four decades apart, the two artists come from different artistic backgrounds. They have strong personal visions and distinct individual voices, but their shared commitment to art and social justice brings them together.
In their dialogue, Bereal and Bennett will discuss the artistic and social challenges of today. It is meant as a free-flowing exchange that may lead anywhere.
The discussion is organized by the Western Gallery and moderated by gallery director, Hafthor Yngvason.
Ed Bereal Bio
Knowledge Bennett Bio
Ed Bereal, Miss America: Manufacturing Consent: Upside Down and Backwards (2000-2015)
Knowledge Bennett, License to Kill (NYPD Police Brutality)