Sep 2–Oct 23, 2021
1/2: From the series, "New Love", 2020, cyanotype on canvas, linen, silk and walls, felted wool, crochet, audio
2/2: From the series, "New Love", 2020, cyanotype on canvas, linen, silk and walls, felted wool, crochet, audio
Brooklyn based artist Hernease Davis will present a new multi-media work with silk cyanotypes, sound installation, and silver gelatin prints. Davis' studio practice has been influenced by a love and study of music and the crafting of environments that allow the artist to explore responsive improvisation and repetition as a means of growth and healing. As Davis says, "I change, the work changes. As the work changes, it changes me..."
Recapitulation, refers to an element of musical theory, where a musical theme is presented again later on, after its initial appearance. The word recapitulation can also mean an act of summarizing, restating the main points of an idea or event. Fusing these notions of restarting and renewing this exhibition looks to personal modes of processing, calming, and coping as a means of confronting personal experiences of trauma.
Hernease Davis holds an MFA from the International Center for Photography - Bard College. Her work uses photograms, cyanotypes, performance and craft to emphasize self-care. She recently exhibited her work at the Visual Studies Workshop and she was a 2019-2020 SHIFT artist in residence at the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts.