Exhibitions A Womb of My Own (Mistakes Were Made in Development) by Hernease Davis
May 4-June 29, 2018 VSW Gallery
VSW is excited to present a solo exhibition of work by Hernease Davis from her series A Womb of My Own (Mistakes Were Made in Development). The project includes photograms, cyanotypes, sound pieces, crocheted pillows and blankets, and performance. Describing part of her process, the artist writes, “All of my photograms were and will be made in my living room. In complete darkness, I set up my paper and I lay down. This 48”x60” space is a surface for expression, meditation, anger, rest, etc. When I am ready, I trigger my flash. Each panel is developed individually to complete the image, but also serves as another quiet space of self-care.”
VSW Press will be publishing a book by Davis in connection with the exhibition and she will be a visiting faculty member in VSW’s Summer Institute teaching workshop.
Hernease Davis earned her M.F.A from the International Center of Photography – Bard College. Her current body of work uses photograms, cyanotypes, performance, and craft to emphasize self-care through the artistic process. The series title is A Womb of My Own (Mistakes Were Made in Development). Work from this series was included in The Surface of Things at the Houston Center of Photography, an exhibition featuring photographers working with camera-less techniques. She has also exhibited with Rush Arts, Camera Club of Los Angeles, Foley Gallery, and was selected for Photography Now 2016 at the Center of Photography at Woodstock. Her first solo exhibition will open at the Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, NY in May, 2018. Hernease currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.
Performance and Artist Talk June 16, 7 pm, Gallery and Bookstore open at 6.
The Gallery is open Tuesday – Friday noon – 5, Saturdays 11 am – 4 pm.
Support for this exhibition came from Joy of Giving Something and the New York State Council on the Arts Visual Arts program.