Where: Arlington Arts Center
When: August 22 – December 13
Artist Talk: September 26th @ 2pm on the lawn
The Passage Project is installed, and has transformed the front lawn of Arlington Arts Center into a conceptual body of water hosting twenty-six representations of wooden slave ships. The wooden hulls of the ships have been formed from driftwood collected from (private) lands adjacent to the Potomac River and Chesapeake, and outfitted with sails that absorb solar energy during the day, glow at night, and rotate to follow the wind’s direction.The site specific project combines my ancestral history as a descendant of the African diaspora with the discoveries of Confederate Commander Matthew Fontaine Maury, the namesake of the Arlington Art Center's building and adjacent park, .
Join me at my artists talk, which will take place on the front lawn of Arlington Arts Center. Visitors will be asked to wear masks and maintain a safe six-foot distance from one another during the talk.
Learn more about Passage here.
Listen to the interview for Embrace Arlington Arts that I did with curator Blair Murphy in February here.
Read my August interview with Arlington Magazine here and related article here.