Short A set of four scenes features 21 green-headed, masked figures with skinny brown limbs. They engage in sinister acts with belts.
Long This illustration features 21 humanoid figures split between two central panels that are short and stacked on top of each other and two long vertical panels on either side. The characters have thin, brown arms and big, round, teal heads, and in the outer panels, they wear blue tank tops and black bandit masks. In the left panel, three figures appear to hang from the top of the frame by their waists. The outer two dangle belts and the one in the middle wears a belt. They hang over three figures at the bottom, cut off at the torso, who reach toward the belts. The far right panel has a similar scene, with three figures hanging from the top and reaching up from the bottom. This time, the outer two at the bottom hold belts while the center figure reaches toward the figure above, who now dangles a belt. It appears to be a before-and-after sequence. The top central panel shows two figures wearing sleeveless belted leotards, black bandit masks, and white surgical masks. They both carry smaller, masked characters with gaping mouths and belts around their necks. The bottom central panel shows five distressed figures wearing pale blue shrouds and black bandit masks.
Short In this square black-and-white photograph overlooking a messy round-table booth, a man in a suit photographs a woman lying next to him. She wears a black garter belt and tights, and the frame cuts off her face just below the eyes.
Short A fuzzy black-and-white photograph with a white frame of a cloudy yet bright sky and the tops of telephone wires at the bottom
Short In this framed black-and-white photograph, a woman wearing a black lacy garter belt and tights stands with hands tied behind her back with white rope. She leans forward and turns her head so that black hair obscures her face.
Short Black on black painting of intricate swirls
Short Black-and-white photograph of a body builder flexing his muscles
Short Six photographs are arranged in a rectangle. Together, they show a young woman sitting in a wooden chair, her knees to her chest, and her hands clasped at her ankles.
Short A young woman with black hair and glasses wearing beige clothes sits on a boulder with an old man with white hair and a mustache wearing a navy shirt and blue jeans. The older man has his arm around the woman and both face the viewer.
Long The setting of the photograph appears to be a clearing in the woods. The man's arm, draped loosely around the woman's shoulder, holds her hand resting in her lap. Both people in the photo wear neutral expressions for the camera, despite their affectionate pose.
Short In this photograph a man leans over to give a one-armed hug to a teen girl on his left. They are dressed casually in denim and sneakers and pose in front of a lush wall of heart-shaped leaves
Long Two parts of a sand-colored concrete rectangular box appear side by side. A photograph of a forest scene is lying within the open side of the box. A sliver of blue sky is visible between the green pine trees of the forest.
Short A grainy film still depicts a blonde, short-haired person with light skin and a blue t-shirt standing in the corner of an elevator with dark red walls.
Short A teen girl with light brown skin and dark hair sits and stares past the camera, eyebrow arched, in front of a colorful wall decorated with a rows of various condom-like shapes.
Short Four young boys with different skin tones sit cramped together, shirtless, and smiling on a wide chair with stripes.
Short A film still of a teenage girl's face. She is lying down, her head propped up by two pillows.
Long A film still of a teenage girl with long, blonde hair and brown eyes. She is laying down, her head propped up by two pillows with different covers. The still cuts off at her collarbone and you only see her left shoulder. Her gaze is soft and directed to the side of the frame.
Short A shirtless black boy with short curly hair clasps his hands together and drops his jaw, making an "O" shape with his mouth. He is covered in beads of water and poses in front a blurry blue-and-white background.
Short A person in a white T-shirt leans between two bare legs fitted with white ankle socks.
Short This closely cropped image shows a shirtless boy lying in bed smiling with eyes closed. A person in a white T-shirt with long, dark hair rests on top, embracing him.
Short A fair-skinned young girl in a striped two-piece bathing suit stands on a sandy beach with her back to the ocean.
Long A girl with long brown hair, light skin, and a band-aid over her belly-button stands on a shore looking past the camera taking the picture. She stands in the center of the image on a seaweed strewn beach below a blue sky and a deep blue ocean. She stands weight on her hip, a modelesque pose, but awkwardly as she is just a child. Her arms dangle at her sides and the wind blows strands of her hair to the right. The white crest of a small wave hits the shore just behind her skinny knees.
Short A framed square photograph shows a serpentine pile of a slimy pink organs that resembles human intestines.
Short A woman lifts her black shirt to reveal a cascade of dark, curly pubic hair that almost reaches her knees.
Short In this wide photograph, a nude woman visible from from knee to neck reclines with a third breast protruding from her groin.
Short A rectangular dark wood frame with an image that resembles the close-up of a belly button with red and black charred surrounding flesh and a crusty yellow interior.
Short In the center of this rectangular photograph framed with black wood is a crouching nude man's backside. His arms, legs, and head disappear into the pitch-black background.
Short This tall, rectangular photograph captures a shallow yellow fluid with floating yellow particles and a yellow worm lying in the middle of a white dish, which is visible at two corners. It has a wide light-color wood frame.
Short At the bottom center of this photograph is what appears to be a man's armless torso from behind, with an amorphous red blob in place of a head. The background is pitch black and contained by a wide, light colored frame.
Short Green straws form an irregular grid against a white background. The angle of the lines give the impression of a piece of paper that has been folded in thirds vertically and horizontally and then unfolded.
Short Square work comprised of red Coca-Cola labels.
Short In this image of a drooping sunflower plant with a grey background and a black frame, the entire plant is a black silhouette apart from the five flower heads' petals, which are orange and yellow.
Short A cracked, rectangular concrete sculpture with a rectangular hole in the center rests on a tall metal table, shown against a white background.
Short A solid gray painted square with a thin light brown frame
Short A large room contains only two large, colorful sculptures consisting of geometric frames like narrow bunk beds. The sculpture on the left is red and black and the sculpture on the right is blue, orange, and yellow.
Short A blurry image shows a light-skinned feminine person with an elaborate updo, corkscrew curls, and a made-up face on a city street at night, posing left hand on hip and wearing a lacy, bejeweled dress with a deep neckline that exposes dark nipples.
Short A rectangular column of white paper with a black border rests on a concrete floor in a neat stack that is nearly as tall as the paper is wide.
Short Colorful illustration of a headless man reaching a hand up a woman's dress as a puppy walks down his arm in the foreground and a tower-like structure in the background
Short Thirty-one saw blades of various shades of grey are arranged on a wall in alternating rows of four and five.
Short A square illustration of overlapping rectilinear shapes in orange, turquoise, lilac, red, black, and tan.
Short A translucent liquid streams down the chin and neck of a pale-skinned person. The close-up image depicts only the person's neck, collarbones, and jawline.
Long In a dark, cool-toned image, a masculine person looks straight upwards, revealing the underside of their jaw and the entirety of their neck. Two distinct rivulets of liquid trickle down the person's neck, with other droplets of liquid scattered across the visible portion of their collarbones and chest. The liquid glistens from reflected light. The background consists only of a solid blue-black color.
Short In a blue-tinted image a stream of water pours directly into a person's ear.
Short A stream of water pours into an open mouth, splashing out the sides.
Short Four panels hang vertically next to one another to create a horizontal composition on a gallery wall. Each panel is primarily deep red, that appears to be splattered onto the surface, reminiscent of lace or dense branches, with small white areas exposed.
Short A rectangular painting of gradient blue
Short Pixellated portrait of a person wearing a red hard hat with a clear face guard
Short A fuzzy image that seems to capture an explosion in red, white, and yellow is overlaid with two vertical white texts that spell out "Danger."
Short A person dressed in a protective suit and hard hat stands at the top of a ladder leaning over a large tripod machine with a pile of a black substance underneath. Every object in the scene, apart from the black sludge, is a vivid reddish orange.
Short Video still of a person wearing a red protective gear, leaning over a railing, and holding a long red pole with both hands as though stirring something off camera
Short A man dressed in a protective suit and hard hat stands on a ladder, dropping something into a large container. Every object is a vibrant orange.
Short A person dressed in a protective suit and hard hat climbs the ladder of a large tripod machine with a pyramid of lumpy sacks nearby. Every object in the scene is a vivid reddish orange.
Short A tall rectangle is divided into four vertical panels made with the same thick black lines that frame it. Each panel is filled with six to ten colored stripes that run, from top to bottom panels, vertically, horizontally, diagonally slanting up and right, diagonally slanting down and right.
Short On a white rectangle are two grids of solid yellow dots. One grid fills the right half the picture. The other grid forms a T-shape and has a square of four hollow circles to its left.
Short Fourteen rows of tightly packed bright yellow circles fill a white rectangular background. The rows are horizontal at the bottom and slant upwards slightly further up the page.
Short A yellow-gray rectangle with columns all the way across of faint circles in red, blue, and yellow
Short A grey rectangle with columns of faint yellow circles all the way across
Short Photorealistic painted still life of a white table with a silver fork, a near-empty glass of juice, half a lime, and a white spoon and a fruit peel resting on a small plate
Short A title page on cream paper with a thin matching frame for the text "The Life and Adventures of Glenn Ligon"
Short A framed text, black on white, reads "I feel most colored when I am thrown against a sharp white background". This phrase is repeated and gradually becomes distorted until illegible at the bottom.
Long A body of black text is printed on a white rectangle with even borders of white space on all four sides. The text reads "I feel most colored when I am thrown against a sharp white background," repeated without punctuation or line breaks to separate the repetitions. The text is printed in a stenciled font with gritty smudges that become more and more prominent as the text continues, eventually blending with the text at the bottom of the image, rendering it almost illegible. It has a narrow black frame.
Short Black stenciled text that reads "WE ARE THE INK THAT GIVES THE WHITE PAGE A MEANING" repeats for twenty-nine lines, gradually becoming distorted until it's almost illegible at the bottom.
Short Two nearly identical vertical images each feature black marks in nine vertical rows in different widths and darknesses.
Short A young African-American boy with jet black skin wearing a scouts uniform and a small gold earring stares at the viewer. A halo of white surrounds his head.
Short Rectangular photograph of a low cityscape against a light blue sky, a green field in the middle ground, and a clay tennis ground in the foreground.
Short A woman with bright, color contacts, short spiky purple hair, and a futuristic, plastic outfit, stands in the middle of a white room surrounded by floating colored balls. She poses like a pop singer holding a microphone that looks like a small spaceship and wearing large headphones.
Short A woman with short spiky purple hair and tiny pupils wearing a futuristic, plastic outfit and headphones, poses with a microphone in the middle of a white room surrounded by floating colored balls.
Long Each ball is a different color and they appear to be made of rubber or plastic. Everything in the picture appears to be made of plastic: from the acrylic, plaid skirt the woman is wearing, to the spaceship shaped microphone she holds, to the oversized headphones she wears over her purple hair. The full figure of the woman is visible and in addition to the plaid miniskirt, she is wearing white tights with geometric markings at her knee, white boots, a black sequin top and plastic circlets over her, kneck, shoulders and arms. She poses like a pop singer with her eyes looking directly at the viewer, her gaze is made more unnerving by the intensely bright yellow white contact lenses she is wearing which cover her irises entirely and reduce her pupils to small black dots.
Long A black-and-white close-up shows two hands clasped around a 1940s-style microphone. The left hand is covered in an indiscernible script except for the dorsum of the hand where the text breaks to form a four-petaled shape.
Short A tag labeled "Israel" is tied to a raw square canvas with a twisty tie and ribbon.
Short This sculpture is made of a tall four-legged rusty metal table with an open-sided wooden cube on top. Inside that is a small three-legged stool with a metal cup on top that contains a large white, egg-shaped object.
Short Black-and-white photograph of a two-story L-shaped building with palm trees and a sparsely clouded sky
Short A palm-sized digital projector is mounted a few inches away from a white wall. It projects a small image of a uniformed athlete standing in a crowded arena.
Short A woman who resembles Lucille Ball, with red hair and dark red lips, stands next to a tropical green plant in front of a bright white building. She wears a navy pantsuit and white scarf.
Short A person, dressed as Lucille Ball, stands next to a bird of paradise plant and other shrubbery near a brightly lit building.
Long The woman, with bright red hair and blue eyes, looks directly at the viewer while wearing a navy pant suit and white ascot. She stands directly next to a large bird of paradise plant, whose leaves shade her from the intense light that renders much of the background a pure white. She appears to be standing near a large white house with more lush plants on its perimeter. The image has a light pink border.