A Conversation with Fellowship Artist Kim Dacres
May 17, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
155 Plymouth Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
A.I.R. Gallery and Kim Dacres will be hosting an intimate gathering for Williams Black Alumni Network (WBAN) members and guests. Join us on Friday, May 17 from 6-9 PM, as we celebrate Kim Dacres and her current exhibition, Swerve Team Meeting.
The exhibition is comprised of nine sculptures drawing on hairstyles, features, and identities of black women. Through working with rubber tires and tubes, Dacres transforms exterior materials to represent personal identities. The sculptures were created over the course of a two-year period during which Dacres collected, cleaned, and braided recycled bicycle parts from Harlem and the Bronx. She used these tough yet flexible and forgiving materials to emphasize the characteristics of black women inside and outside of her community. In creating these works, Dacres explores the space between permanence and importance amongst people that have been disregarded. The installation is site-specific for a feminist space to encourage dialogue and conversation between women. Swerve Team Meeting brings together flexible perceptions of people to investigate how black women can change the world to be to a softer place through community.
Kim Dacres (b.1986, Bronx, New York) is a first-generation Jamaican American. Dacres received her Bachelor’s degree from Williams College as a dual major in Art Studio and Political Science with a minor in Africana Studies. She also received her Master’s degree in Education from the City University of New York (Lehman College). Her first public art installation, Peaceful Perch, a collaboration with Daniel Alexander Matthews, is currently on view in Harlem’s Marcus Garvey Park through September 2019. Dacres currently lives and practices her studio work in Harlem.
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