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June 1 - July 7, 2019
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 1, 6:00 - 8:00pm

Provenance

Shervone Neckles


“Provenance is my newest print series that features a liminal figure maneuvering through space with a house structure worn as a mask / headdress. The house structure is a replication of my maternal family home in Grenada, West Indies that dates back to the turn of the 19th century. By manipulating the surface of the polyester prints using mixed media techniques of collage and embroidery I explore concepts of past and present-day colonialism, and notions of provenance as it relates to origin, authorship and ownership. 

Provenance also features a series of mixed media wall hangings that investigate the subject of currency as a synthesis of physical and sensorial transmission of energy. Using repetitious lines to emit an actual measurable energy and force that is normally associated with the intangible or unseen but is instinctual and universal. My interest and use of gold functions as a visualization of radiation and divination.” - Shervone Neckles

About the Artists

Shervone Neckles is an interdisciplinary artist, educator, and community worker. Neckles draws inspiration from the duality and transitional nature of her Afro-Grenadain American identity. Her work embraces collage, alternative printmaking techniques, book arts, sculpture and social investigations. She has participated in residencies as diverse as the Youlou Arts Foundation in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, WI; Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, FL; The Elizabeth Foundation's SHIFT Program, NY; The Center for Book Arts, NY; The Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, ME among many other residency programs.

Her work has been shown worldwide in both group and solo exhibitions and will be featured in the 2019 Venice Biennale's Grenada Pavilion. Her practice also includes curatorial projects; Amplify Action: Sustainability through the Arts with Pratt Center for Community Development and Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation in Brooklyn, NY; and From Taboo to Icon: Africanist Turnabout at the Ice Box Galley in Philadelphia, PA. Neckles’ has earned an MA from Teacher’s College, Columbia University, MFA from Queens College and BFA from The College of New Rochelle.

GALLERY HOURS:

Thursday through Sunday, 1pm to 6pm; or by appointment. 

DIRECTIONS:

Take 2, 3, or 4 trains to Franklin Avenue. Walk two blocks against the traffic on Franklin. Walk ¾ block to 558 St. Johns Place. FiveMyles is within easy walking distance from the Brooklyn Museum.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS:

FiveMyles is in part supported by the New York State Council for the Arts, Public Funds from the New York City Dept. of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, Council Member Laurie Cumbo, the Greenwich Collection, The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Foundation, the Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation, Humanities NY, and the Wolf Kahn and Emily Mason Foundation.