Alexandria Smith: Monuments to an Effigy

8 Apr 2019 – 18 Aug 2019

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12:00 – 17:00
12:00 – 17:00
12:00 – 17:00
11:00 – 17:00
11:00 – 17:00

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Queens Museum

New York
New York, United States


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The first solo museum show by Queens Museum Jerome Fellow Alexandria Smith whose new, immersive body of work honors the unsung voices of women who have been silenced throughout history, in response to local histories in Flushing, Queens.


2018-2019 Queens Museum/Jerome Foundation Fellow Alexandria Smith takes the histories of the Olde Towne of Flushing Burial Ground and the Macedonia A.M.E. Church - both located near QM - as points of departure for this new body of work. Smith continues her ongoing exploration of narrative, memory, and myth through the lens of the black female form and psyche. At Queens Museum, Smith creates a space to honor and remember the unsung and historically silenced stories of women who are buried at the site but not acknowledged. The artwork resembles a chapel furnished with pews and adorned with stained glass influenced by African fractal patterns, collage work that incorporates Smith's signature fragmented/hybrid Black female figures in an abstracted space, a sound installation, as well as reference materials related to the histories of these two local sites. In celebration of the exhibition's opening, Smith, Liz Gré and Maurisa Mansaray will perform collaborative piece At Council; Found Peace inside the installation. For more details about the opening event schedule, visit  https://qnsmuse.nyc/2FkTOhO 

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