Friday, Mar. 23, 2018
Free and open to the public.
A talk by New York-based artist Sable Elyse Smith, whose practice calls attention to confining structures in society and the often invisible ways in which they shape our minds or direct our bodies, focusing on quotidian violence in the institution of language and the carceral system.
Smith’s solo exhibition “Ordinary Violence”, took place in Queens Museum, New York, in 2017. She was recently included in “Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon”, New Museum, New York. She has performed at the Museum of Modern Art, the New Museum, Eyebeam, and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA. Her work has also been screened at Birkbeck Cinema in collaboration with the Serpentine Galleries, London, Artist Television Access, San Francisco, and MoMA Ps1, New York. Her writing has been published in Radical Teacher, Selfish, Studio Magazine and with Recess Art’s Critical Writing Fellowship. Smith has received grants & fellowships from Creative Capital, the Queens Museum, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, the Franklin Furnace Fund, and Art Matters. She is currently part-time faculty at Parsons The New School for Design and a visiting Faculty at Virginia Commonwealth University in the Sculpture and Extended Media department.
Two videos by Sable Elyse Smith will be screened on rotation in Beeler Gallery, the weekend of March 24 & March 25:
How We Tell Stories To Children, 5 min 10 sec, 2015
Untitled, 4 min 55 sec, 2012