Stories of Shadows at Victori+Mo in December

Next month, I'm excited to open the first of two solo shows at Victori+Mo in Brooklyn, NY. 

Stories of Shadows by ADRIENNE ELISE TARVER
DECEMBER 8 – 18, 2016

VICTORI + MO is proud to present Stories of Shadows, an exhibition of recent video work and new installation from Adrienne Elise Tarver exploring voyeuristic notions of insider, outsider and the other, opening December 8, 2016 and on view through December 18, 2016. An opening reception will be held on December 9.

Stories of Shadows expands upon an iteration of the artist’s Eavesdropping series in which Tarver constructed a fictional narrative around a found photograph of a black woman. Wearing glasses and facing the camera, this woman’s anonymity captivated Tarver, who created a fictional identity for her including details about her domestic life. Tarver named the woman Vera Otis (“veritas,” or, truth) as a reminder that nothing about her is, in fact, true. In many ways, Vera Otis acts as a surrogate for Tarver who, as a woman of color, finds Otis’s life a comforting place to imbue her hopes and fears upon... 

...Following Stories of Shadows, Tarver will receive a second exhibition at Victori + Mo on February 17 – March 19, 2017 where she will continue to explore themes of voyeurism and otherness moving between innocent observance toward moral intrusion. For the February exhibition, Tarver will create an installation of paintings and sculptures forming a jungle which one has to navigate through, while alternating between being the voyeur and the object of desire.

Gallery Hours
Thursday – Sunday, 1pm – 6pm
And by appointment

56 Bogart Street
Brooklyn, NY 11206

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