curated by:
Nathalie Encarnación & Eileen Isagon Skyers

On View: June 13 - July 28, 2019

(We pour over
breathe out
We flow into
We assimilate
breathe in

The result is
terribly noisy
very sweaty

"How does it look to other eyes when our intervention with personal ancestry is sculpted, cropped, drawn upon? From the vast and barely tangible collection of human happenings, what forces emanate through individualized flesh, and how? Each artist explores a similar fatalism, finding a rolling body in their own sight of time.

Once brought to a gallery’s ever-evolving blank stage, memory performs through the character of material and the hands that have remapped its intimacies. While ancestral memories build upon a new material life there is a fear in what is lost and found through rediscovery. What similarities exist between the acts of being held up for all to see and being held close at night. Traces of cultural dialectics collide to reveal a sonorous anatomy that fractures systems of assimilation with each individual’s line of fissure. "

-Shireen Ahmed


The artworks in this exhibition are culled from each artist's intimate experience of challenging systems of assimilation through material.

The closed interior opens up to create a vibrant, loud autonomy—one that not only critiques the contemporary artistic discourse, but sculpts and makes possible an abbreviated intervention.

This compendium of materials quietly discloses the potential to reconstruct a radical individuation.

at Black Ball Projects

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Rent a chair 
Preston Thompson & Abigail Lucien
Moderated by Camille Drummond
Hosted by Nontsikelelo Mutiti
May 24, 2019, 6-8PM

On occasion of the current exhibition Everything is where it is expected, Nontsikelelo Mutiti hosts a conversation featuring artists and cultural producers Preston Thompson and Abigail Lucien, moderated by Camille Drummond. 

Through a presentation format, the discussion will engage with themes around printmaking, design, and publishing practice, providing an opportunity for the cross-pollination of individual processes and a reflection on experimentation. With Everything is where it is expected providing a background for the conversation, Mutiti shares this platform with invited practitioners building on key values of her practice— collaboration, dialogue, and sharing. Publishing is foregrounded through this curated event as a communal experience or community practice. Mutiti’s interests in knowledge- and cultural-production is reflected in the design practice of Preston Thompson and the interdisciplinary approach to object making from Abigail Lucien. Rent a chair allows practitioners to present and discuss aspects of their practice that they are most excited and engaged with at this moment in their career.

at Printed Matter, Inc.

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Vox’s current guest artist Abigail Lucien will host and perform during a curated Listening Night featuring additional sounds and performances by Justin ChanceEgbert VongmalaithongSteven Perez, and Osagie.

October 5th at Vox Populi Gallery


Face Tan/Night Swim at Vox Populi Gallery

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Say Loss, Say Bounty at High Tide


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Mane 'n Tail at The Luminary

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review by Mike Calaway-Fagen on Temporary Art Review

- read here

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Interview with Print Club Ltd. - Here!

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solo exhibition at Seed Space


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