Sable Elyse Smith. Photo: Kyle Dorosz
Join artist Sable Elyse Smith for an intimate walkthrough of the exhibition “Mirror/Echo/Tilt”. This program is part of “A Possibility that Exists Alongside,” a series of artist-led gallery talks highlighting the capacity of voice—through writing, speech, and movement—to challenge, provoke, and create new possibilities. “Mirror/Echo/Tilt” is a video, performance, and pedagogical project created by artists Melanie Crean, Shaun Leonardo, and Sable Elyse Smith in collaboration with individuals affected by the justice system. Focusing on embodied gesture across fragmented and repeated vignettes, the multichannel video employs nonverbal forms of meter, pause, and syntax to counter narratives imposed by the carceral state.
Sable Elyse Smith (b. 1986, Los Angeles, CA) is an interdisciplinary artist, writer, and educator based in New York and Richmond, Virginia. Using video, sculpture, photography, and text, she points to the carceral, the personal, the political, and the quotidian to reveal largely unseen and potentially imperceptible violence. Her work has been presented at the High Line, New York (2018); Brooklyn Academy of Music (2018); Atlanta Contemporary (2018); New Museum, New York (2017); the Queens Museum (2017); the Studio Museum in Harlem (2017); Recess Assembly, New York (2017); MoMA P.S.1, New York (2016); Birkbeck Cinema in collaboration with the Serpentine Galleries, London (2016); and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and Artists’ Television Access, San Francisco (2013). She is Assistant Professor of Sculpture and Extended Media at the University of Richmond.
This gallery tour is at capacity. We invite you to join us later in the evening for the performance and panel discussion So the Body May Think, Feel, Move: Healing, Justice, and Performative Embodiment. Tickets are available here.
Additional public programs in the series A Possibility that Exists Alongside include:
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