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Afro-Canadian Artist Sharon Norwood’s “Drawing Room” Opens at ISCP

Afro-Canadian Artist Sharon Norwood’s “Drawing Room” Opens at ISCP

Afro-Canadian Artist Sharon Norwood’s “Drawing Room” Opens at ISCP

The Worldwide Studio & Curatorial Program presents Sharon Norwood’s Drawing Room, the primary solo exhibition in New York by artist Sharon Norwood. The present is curated by Dr. Petrina Dacres and opens on Thursday, March 24, 2022, with a reception from 6 to 8pm.

Initially from Jamaica, Sharon Norwood migrated to Canada as a baby. She creates works that exploit the ornamental intentions and pleasure of mark-making and gesturing, disrupt the White gaze and different passive notions of viewing “the opposite,” and query standing narratives and programs that form how identities are understood.

Drawing inspiration from the form of Black hair, the place to begin of Norwood’s work is usually a curly line. In her summary prints and work, she intertwines natural strains to behave as gestural markings; in her ceramic sculptures and installations, the curly line surfaces in interwoven geometric shapes. Norwood’s formal gestures symbolically reference the Black physique and its relationship to politics of labor, magnificence, and race.

Dr. Petrina Dacres is ISCP’s 2022 Jane Farver Memorial Fund resident. She is an impartial curator and founding member of Tide Rising Artwork Tasks, a corporation created to help and promote modern Caribbean artwork and movie, the place she serves as its resident Curator and Schooling Director. Her work and analysis concentrate on Caribbean artwork, African diaspora artwork, public sculpture and memorials, and reminiscence research. Dr. Dacres has organized exhibitions at Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Academic Middle, New York; the Nationwide Museum Jamaica, Kingston; and Nationwide Gallery of Jamaica, Kingston, amongst others. She is Head of the Artwork Historical past Division on the Edna Manley School of the Visible and Performing Arts in Kingston, Jamaica.

Sharon Norwood’s Drawing Room is on view March 24–Could 27, 2022, at ISCP (1040 Metropolitan Ave., Brooklyn, New York).

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