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Exhibition Opening: “Feared & Revered” by Nicole Awai

June 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us at Materials for the Arts for the exhibition opening of “Feared & Revered” by Spring 2022 Artist-in-Residence Nicole Awai. Born in Trinidad, Awai creates multi-media assemblage works using found objects. Through repurposing fabric, frames, photographs, beads, plexiglass, and decorative paper, “Feared & Revered” is Awai’s exploration of a powerful female Caribbean folklore entity – Soucouyant, who at night sheds her skin and transforms into a blood-sucking ball of fire.

 

Amazed by the force of this figure since she was a little girl, Awai is inspired to examine the historical and yet ongoing suppression, distortion, and commodification of the people and culture of African descent, and particularly the resistance of women in the Americas. These works are the artist’s meditation and visualization on this mythical being’s state and stages of transformation through a process of abstraction. MFTA invites you to explore Nicole Awai’s latest works amongst NYC’s creative community at this special MFTA Gallery opening.

 

“Feared & Revered” will be on view at MFTA Gallery through December 2022.

 

Image: Nicole Awai, ‘Feared and Revered 2,’ (2022).

Details

Date:
June 30
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Venue

Materials for the Arts
3300 Northern Boulevard
New York, NY 11101 United States
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Organizer

Materials for the Arts
Email:
info@mfta.nyc.gov
Website:
https://www.materialsforthearts.org