July 7 – August 18, 2017
Dana Davenport (born 1994) is a Korean and Black American photographer and performance artist. Her work incorporates themes related to the body, ethnicity, and their interwoven relationship to social mores and institutional structures. Davenport addresses the complexity of interminority racism and credits whiteness as the beneficiary of these conflicts. She received a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Photography from School of Visual Arts in New York City. Davenport’s work has been exhibited in London and throughout the United States including ‘Within a Circuit’ at NARS Foundation, ‘Brown Paper Zine & Small Press Fair’ at Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts, and ‘Displacement’ at Ugly Duck gallery. She has performed at K&P Gallery, RE: Art Show and BUFU Studios. Davenport is a recipient of the SVA Chairman’s Merit Award Scholarship and Rhodes Family Award for Outstanding Achievement in Photography.
Dana’s #1 Braiding Salon
Fri. July 14, 7-10pm
The studio space will be transformed into a hair braiding salon, serving as a space for folks to come together, gossip and leave with a fly hairdo. There will be a selection of styles, simple cornrows, and twists, for guests to choose from, by Joyce & Jessica Gayo.
Participants can RSVP for appointments in advance to secure a spot (email firstname.lastname@example.org, subject line Braiding Salon RSVP). Otherwise it’s first come, first served bases.
*All are welcome, however, the event will be centering POC love and experiences.
Black Mixed Identity: A Meet-up & Discussion
Sun. July 23, 3-6pm
Dana Davenport welcomes you to join a meetup to connect and discuss the complexities around Black mixed identity. From personal to political narrative, lack of belonging, privilege and all the confusion in between. Davenport will be discussing her practice and calling out anti-blackness in Asian cultures. Guests are encouraged to share artwork, literature, and other materials that are related.
*All are welcome, however, the event will be centering Black experiences.
Sat. August 12