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Public Discussion: Charmaine Bee and A.V. Ryan

For this conversation, FiveMyles summer artist in residence Charmaine Bee and artist and philosopher A.V. Ryan will discuss the ideas that inform Bee's work, on view in the gallery. The impact of systems of oppression and micro-aggressions on the psyche and the dream world, will be considered, along with other themes that inform the artist's work.

Charmaine Bee received her MFA from the California Institute of the Arts. She is an interdisciplinary visual artist. Through, installation, sculpture, sound and textile she explores the impact of historically charged materials on our consciousness.  She has also studied herbalism with Karen Rose. Charmaine has been awarded the  Felix Gonzales - Torres Foundation travel grant,  Brooklyn Arts Council Community Arts Foundation grant for The Stoop Gallery, a pop up gallery project and Puffin Foundation grant for her gentrification mapping project. She will be in residence at Five Myles gallery in Brooklyn, NY in the summer of 2018 and  has been in residence 18th Street Arts Center in Santa Monica, CA and the Fountainhead Residency in Miami, FL. She resides in Los Angeles and Brooklyn, NY.

This event is made possible thanks to an Action Grant from Humanities NY.