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Silkscreen on velvet cloth
35.75 x 44.75"
DescriptionI draw inspiration from the duality and transitional nature of my Afro/Caribbean/American identity. My newest print and textile series is a personal examination into notions of selfhood. Contemplating both the interior and exterior spaces of my black womanhood. The Provenance series features a figure rendered in silhouette with my ancestral home in Grenada, West Indies positioned as the head. The house, having survived both manmade and natural disasters explores the lineage of resilience and preservation, while the figure illustrates the reclamation of one’s land, home, and self. Photos by Yao Zu Lu.
About this Artist
Shervone Neckles is an interdisciplinary artist, educator, and community worker. Neckles’ draws inspiration from the duality and transitional nature of her Afro-Grenadian, American identity. Her work embraces collage, alternative printmaking techniques, book arts, sculpture and social investigations. She has participated in residencies as diverse as the Youlou Arts Foundation in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, WI; Wave Hill, NY; Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, FL; The Elizabeth Foundation’s SHIFT Program, NY; The Center for Book Arts, NY; The Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, ME among many other residency programs. Previous awards include grants from The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Queens Council on the Arts, Foundation of Contemporary Art, Puffin Foundation, Joan Mitchell Foundation, and fellowships from Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop and Manhattan Graphic Center. Her award-winning work has been shown worldwide in both group and solo exhibitions and featured in the 2019 Venice Biennale’s Grenada Pavilion. Her practice also includes curatorial projects; Amplify…View Full Artist Bio