May 9, 6:30PM

The Last Place They Thought Of: Keisha Scarville Presentation


Join us for a presentation by Keisha Scarville, whose photographic installation “The Placelessness of Echoes (and kinship of shadows)” is included in The Last Place They Thought Of. Here, Scarville will discuss the installation, her process, and threads within her practice that consider geography in regard to the Caribbean. Thinking particularly through the late Guyanese-British author Wilson Harris’s Palace of the Peacock, Scarville, in conversation with the curator Daniella Rose King, will explore ideas of the black diaspora and geography, memory, literature, and longing.

This presentation is free and open to all; register here.

KEISHA SCARVILLE (b. 1975; Brooklyn, NY) weaves together themes dealing with transformation, place, and the unknown. Working across media, but with a grounding in photography, her work deals with issues of place, memory, and subjectivity. Scarville lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She studied at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and Parsons/The New School. Her work has shown at the Studio Museum of Harlem, Rush Arts Gallery, BRIC Arts Media House, Lesley Heller Gallery, Contact Gallery in Toronto, Aljira Center for Contemporary Art, Center for Photography at Woodstock, the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute, Museum of Contemporary Diasporan Arts, and The Brooklyn Museum of Art. Scarville has taken part in residencies at Vermont Studio Center, Skowhegan, LMCC, BRIC Workspace Residency Program, and Light Work. She is an adjunct faculty member at International Center for Photography.

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