A Work Aesthetic: The Films of Kevin Jerome Everson

Monica McTighe

Monica McTighe discusses the importance of the quotidian in the work of Keith Jerome Everson, and positions Everson's interest in repetitive gestures in relation to Richard Serra’s use of repetition in his process-based artworks. For McTighe, the distinction between the two is the degree to which Everson socializes this approach, embedding minimalism’s seriality, post-minimalism’s physicality and conceptualism’s interest in numerical sequences into the day to day activities of his subjects, as they are shown punching time clocks, practicing boxing, or preparing for drag races.