Rage Wave

Sam Vernon, Rage Wave, 2016

Sam Vernon, Rage Wave, 2016

Sam Vernon, Rage Wave, 2016

Sam Vernon, Rage Wave, 2016

Sam Vernon, Rage Wave, 2016

Rage Wave

Friday, January 12, 2018 to Saturday, February 10, 2018
Opening Reception
January 12,
6:00PM to 8:00PM
About the Exhibition: 

Rage Wave is an ambitious, site-specific installation that marks Sam Vernon’s Canadian premier. Bringing together various materials, including images, photocopies and original drawings and prints, the project makes visible a powerful commentary on questions of postcoloniality and racial, sexual and historic memory. This project also extends on Vernon's continued interest in personal narratives and identity.

Artist Biography: 

Sam Vernon earned her MFA in Painting/Printmaking from Yale University in 2015 and her BFA from The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in 2009. Her installations combine xeroxed drawings, photographs, paintings and sculptural components in an exploration of personal narrative and identity. She uses installation and performance to honor the past while revising historical memory. Vernon has most recently exhibited with Brooklyn Museum, Queens Museum, Fowler Museum at UCLA, Seattle Art Museum, Ewing Gallery of Art & Architecture at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, the Emery Community Arts Center at the University of Maine, Farmington, MoCADA, or the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts in Brooklyn.

Writer: 

Olivia K. Young is a doctoral candidate in The Department of African Diaspora Studies at The University of California, Berkeley with a designated emphasis in Women, Gender and Sexuality. Her dissertation foregrounds notions of distortion within the work of black female artists from the onset of feminist art movements of the 1960s. Her research takes seriously the interplay of visual registers with other sensory modalities and the role of performance in staging and re-staging social reality. Prior to her doctoral studies she earned her Bachelor of Arts in African American Studies and Sociology from Emory University.