February 12 - March 19, 2022
In GRIFFE, Dallas-based artist Andrea Tosten references her Creole-Jamaican heritage and identity as a Black woman with European and Indigenous roots. The artist uses letterforms, paper, and sewing to “recontextualize and conceptualize my Catholic upbringing, background, and my place in history.”
Tosten explores the history of social constructs through technical mastery. A series of drawings reflect detailed descriptions of the categories of people that result from different combinations of miscegenation. “I am fascinated by the individual words that are used as names for these categories because they point to a strange type of ‘math’.”
The video installation titled, Griffe, includes a collaboration with musician, Dashon Moore and artist Fabiola Valenzuela. The artist created a series of thaumatropes – an optical toy developed in the early 1800s. Guests are invited to experiment with examples of the thaumatropes presented in the installation.
Reception: February 12, 2022 | 5–8 pm
2123 Sylvan Avenue, Dallas TX 75208
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