ABIGAIL DEVILLE: BRONX HEAVENS
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Wednesday, October 12, 6-8pm HERE
Spanning over a decade of work, Abigail DeVille: Bronx Heavens examines the myths and realities of local, familial and ancestral histories and the convoluted notion of freedom. This survey features DeVille’s rarely exhibited earlier works as well as new large-scale immersive installations and sculptures that transform the galleries into a cosmic space—taking us on a journey from the ancient past to an imagined future. The Bronx has served as a sanctuary for immigrant and migrant communities, including for the artist and several generations of her family who have lived in the area and were part of the Great Migration. DeVille’s work unearths forgotten narratives of communities of color and explores issues of identity, culture, and class.
Image: Abigail DeVille, Ova the Rainbow, 2009, found canvas print, rubber roaches, staples, plaster, paint, synthetic hair, eyelashes. Courtesy of the artist.