Swerve Team Meeting
April 18 - May 19
155 Plymouth Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
A.I.R. Gallery is pleased to announce Swerve Team Meeting, an exhibition of nine sculptures by Fellowship Artist Kim Dacres. This is Dacres’ first solo exhibition in New York City.
Swerve Team Meeting draws 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.