Opening Reception, Saturday. Feb. 15, 6-9pm
Remembering for those to come | Zansèt yo di nou pwotege, pa bliye ak evolye
This installation uses the structural, linear design of metal work found throughout the African Diaspora as a reference in the creation of a wider narrative around memory, language and envisioning. Embedded in these patterns are narratives found within various mediums, such as textile and architectural forms, that the artist has had experience producing through apprenticeships and residencies. The significance of the color palette in connecting the multiple meanings behind blue and brown tones within the diaspora as it relates to spirituality, creation and humanity are woven throughout. The works on paper reference various open landscapes, both urban and rural, within the framework of a structured design questioning how we are able to observe our everyday built environments through another lens, one of design and conscious arrangement. How is language used to build architectural frameworks in a way that honors our lineage while contextualizing our experiences to speak to those who will come after us?
–Alexandra Antoine, February 2020
Exhibition opens February 8 and continues through March 7, 2020