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Shervone Neckles

Shervone Neckles in her studio at Wave Hill. Image courtesy of Wave Hill.

Winter Workspace 2019
Glyndor Gallery | January 2–February 17

Caribbean-American interdisciplinary artist Shervone Neckles joins the Wave Hill community for the 2019 Winter Workspace program. Engaging with the mediums of collage, alternative printmaking, book arts and sculpture, Neckles explores themes of generosity, love, community care and collective remediation. She has participated in the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Artists in Residence program, the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, the Elizabeth Foundation SHIFT Residency Program and The Center for Book Arts in New York, among many other residency programs. She has exhibited in numerous group and solo shows throughout New York, and will be featured in the 2019 Venice Biennale’s Grenada Pavilion.

While at Wave Hill, Neckles will continue her experimentation with healing identity narratives, creation myths and notions of wellness. Continuing with past projects in which community members utilize herbal mixtures to support their self-care and wellness, Neckles will construct a multi-media tent installation resonating with the tent cities occupied by African Americans in the 1860s to pressure the US government toward a policy of emancipation.

Terciopelo Installation, from the Terciopelo series, mixed media: velvet, embroidered thread surface with fabric trimming and embedded, loose herbs, variable dimensions.

Pictured: The artist shares her studio during a Drop-In Sunday.

Learn more about the artist here.

The Arts at Wave Hill are supported by the Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Inc.; Michael J. Shannon; Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation; the National Endowment for the Arts; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs; New York Community Trust Edward and Sally Van Lier Fund; New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; The Pollock-Krasner Foundation; The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation; and by the Cathy and Stephen Weinroth Commissioning Fund for the Arts.