Please see below images of work by some of the artists included in FiveMyles 2019 Exhibition Program.
Main Gallery exhibition Feb 16 – Mar 16: A Sound of Light appearing around the bend Barbara Campisi
This immersive and magical light installation is made of LEDs and firm, translucent plastic panels joined together at different angles throughout the space, to create a Piranesi-like maze, occluding the perceived boundaries of the existing walls and ceiling. The work was first developed during a residency in a cave in Cappadocia, Turkey.
Plus/Space exhibition Feb16 – Mar 16: Untitled Dionis Ortiz, curator: Carl E. Hazlewood
The artist proposed to install a re-imagining of the room where, during his childhood, his mother braided hair for her customers. This installation will include paintings, sculptures, videos, collages made from linoleum floor, and objects of daily life.
Main Gallery exhibition March 23 – April 21: Judith Murray and Cordy Ryman, curator: Lilly Wei Murray’s stunning, large triptych Messenger, an important early work from the 1980th has never been seen in public before. Cordy Ryman’s new wall sculptures compliment the bold graphics of the triptych in this two-generation exhibition.
Plus/Space exhibition March 23 – April 28: Zatara McIntyre, curator: Marine Cornuet
Zatara McIntyre’s vivid portraits of Black women wearing tiaras and halos, reminiscent of the representation of saints in Byzantine art, are painted with a bold and jewel-like palette.
Main Gallery exhibition June 1 – July 6: Shervone Neckles: Provenance
The artist’s newest print series features a liminal figure carrying a house structure worn as a mask/headdress, that is a replica of the artist’s ancestral family home in Grenada, dating back to the 19th century. By manipulating the surface of the polyester prints using mixed media techniques of collage and embroidery, the artist explores the notion of provenance, as it relates to origin, authorship and ownership.
Main Gallery residency and exhibition July 8 – September 1: Terry Boddie and Michael Lee Poy:Artist Residency
During their residency in July the two artists will explore the color blue, an interest they have shared for several years. Boddie applies the 19th century cyanotype process, originally used for making blueprints, to examine the ways in which systems of social control are planned and executed. Lee Poy explores the use of blue in Trinidad and Tobago, where it symbolizing power and protection, the color and the concept brought to the Islands early on from Africa. The resulting work from the three week residency in July will be on exhibition throughout August.
Main Space exhibition September 12 – September 28 Hanne Tierney: 18 Stanzas Sung to a Tartar Reed Whistle
This dramatization of a Chinese epic poem written by the female poet Ts’ai Yen 2,000 years ago features constructed performers of stiffened Chinese robes. The installation will be on view during regular gallery hours and transforms into a theatrical performance on three evenings each week, in collaboration with musician Jane Wang and video artist Hannah Wasileski.
Plus/Space exhibition September 7- October 6: Barbara Hatfield: Always Light
These visually spare paintings and drawings reflect nature’s directness and are shaped by the artist’s native landscape of North Dakota. For this exhibition she challenges herself to create work of the two experiences that have formed her: New York and its urban environment, and a farm in a small town in North Dakota.
Main Space exhibition November 23 – December 22: Sophia Dawson: Correspondence
For the past five years Dawson has painted portraits of the 20+ remaining US held political prisoners who were jailed for their activism in the Black Liberation Movements of the 1960s and 1970s. She hopes to create awareness of the fate of these men, who, after 50 years remain incarcerated.
Plus/Space exhibition October 12 – November 18: Florence Neal: Waters of the Future
This installation about water uses water-based woodcut prints. The artist began this project at a residency in Bahia in Brazil last summer. During the exhibition viewers are invited to answer the question: “What is the color of the water of the future?” The answers are hand printed by the artist in the space, using the ancient Japanese technique, mokuhanga.