2017 Residecy Lab Open Studios

back to Residency Lab

Sat. August 12, 3-8pm



Join SOHO20’s 2017 Artists in Residence: Dana Davenport and Sarah G Sharp for their final weekend, and see what they have been working on all summer!

Dana Davenport will display new sculptures and video, using synthetic hair as a raw material to discuss the dichotomy between Black love and Black pain. Her current body of work relates to the body, ethnicity, and their interwoven relationship to social mores and institutional structures. Following events based around Black hair culture and Black mixed identity, Davenport continues to explore the tactile and symbolic nature of Black hair.

Sarah G Sharp will present a soft launch of her Tool Book project, (the official launch party will follow in September).

Taking inspiration from the Whole Earth Catalog and it’s emphasis on “access to tools” that elevate the “power of the individual to conduct his [their] own education, find his [their] own inspiration, shape his [their] own environment, and share his [their] adventure with whoever is interested…” it has been sourced from you, members of a dynamic, creative community. Contributors submitted a wide range of responses, including: A meaningful text. A radicalizing text. An edifying text. A soothing text. A poem. A photo of the cover of an important text. A drawing of a person or thing that supports you, cares for you, inspires you. A photo of a person that motivates you. A design object, idea or quote. Song lyrics. Still from a film. A collage. A work of art. A photo of the view out of your window. Any image, drawing, photo, scan or other representation of a powerful tool.

All profits support organizations that need our help, including the ACLU, Black Lives Matter, Callen-Lorde, Sylvia Rivera Law Project and Sane Energy Project.

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