33 Herkimer St, Brooklyn
Thursday - Sunday: 12 pm - 6 pm
In the Future When.....
Sep 22-Nov 18
In the Future When....
Curated by Daricia Mia DeMarr
September 22-November 18, 2018
Opening reception: Saturday, September 22, 6-9 PM
Artist Talk: Sunday, October 21, 2-4 PM
33 Herkimer Street, Brooklyn, NY 11216
Between Bedford and Nostrand Avenues
Welancora Gallery is pleased to present In the Future When...., works by Damien Davis, Delano Dunn, and Tiffany Smith from September 22 through November 18, 2018. A reception for the artists will be held on Saturday, September 22 from 6 to 9 pm.
Organized by Daricia Mia DeMarr, the exhibition explores three distinctive views of the future presented in stark contrast to what might be expected given Americas past and its present. Within this framework, the assemblages and installation on view examine notions of identity, representation and the intricacies of the African American experience.
Damien Davis assemblages of plexiglass and mirrors blend references from Afrofuturism 2.0, and nine episodes from Star Trek Deep Space 9, which were starred in and directed by Avery Brooks, the first black captain in the Star Trek franchise, to explore notions of social science, metaphysics and cultural analytics as a means of promoting the contributions of black men.
Through a combination of archival images, cellophane, glitter, vinyl and gold leaf on paper and board, Delano Dunns work engages the past to create an unimaginable journey into the future for the black slave character Jim, from Mark Twains novel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
Tiffany Smiths installation is a commentary on representation as reflected in her self-portraits, flora patterned wallpaper, plants, and other accents used to outfit her tropical patio scene. Smiths environment is a window into her layered persona in past, present and future.
About the Curator
Daricia Mia DeMarr is from Los Angeles, California. She launched her collegiate career at Clark Atlanta University but received a BA in Art History from Georgia State University and a masters degree in Visual Arts Administration from New York University. She is currently an independent curator and arts administrator at the worlds largest airport with the Hartsfield-Jackson Art Program.