“dress rehearsal” Aerial Performance and Artist Talk

"dress rehearsal" Aerial Performance and Artist Talk
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Date(s) - 06/15/2024
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

The Sculpture Center



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Join us for an aerial straps performance in the gallery featuring exhibiting artist, alexandra virginia martin and performance artist Maya Davis. Through their engagement in this movement practice, alexandra has found its principals increasingly informing their artistic body. alexandra’s aerial performance will hover over their exhibition installation and accompany its muscular offerings to tenderness in celebration of communal being and existence.The performance will begin at 1 pm followed by an informal artist talk and conversation at 1:30 pm. Light refreshments will be served on ceramics lovingly handmade by alexandra virginia martin, which will also be available for purchase.

alexandra virginia martin (b. 1993) (any/all) is a queer, fluid, sculptor, fabricator, public art organizer and fledgling aerial straps artist living and working in Detroit / Waawiyaatanong, Anishinaabe territory. Taking the many forms of poems, castings, vessels and durational installations composed of biodegradable materials, their practice highlights interactions between materials and the ways their environments act upon them.

Maya Davis is a multi-media artist and educator based in Detroit Michigan, through her work she interrogates the ideas of maintenance and care for and of the body through the abstract concept and materiality of protective layers and care practices, discussing how one cares, harms, heals, and maintains. Maya Davis is from Lansing, Michigan, currently living and working in Detroit, MI. Davis is a graduate of  College for Creative Studies’ Fine Arts and Arts Education programs. Maya has exhibited works at Reyes Finn  (Detroit, MI), Good Weather (Chicago, IL), Spaysky Fine Art Gallery (Detroit, MI), been published by Anhelo Anhelo Press (Detroit, MI), and  The Studio Museum (Harlem, NY). Professionally, Davis has worked alongside institutions such as The Whitney Museum (Manhattan, NY), The Studio Museum in Harlem (Harlem, NY), and is currently the Education and Community Engagement Manager at The Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (Detroit, MI).

alexandra virginia martin’s solo exhibition dress rehearsal will be on view at The Sculpture Center April 26 – June 15, 2024.