Please join us for the opening of our fall exhibitions with two new projects in our Main Gallery and Project Room.
Main Gallery: Bethany Collins
Bethany Collins (b. 1984 Alabama; lives Chicago/Atlanta) will present a new site-specific project in which government judiciary texts related to race are engraved into compressed soil and appear in various states of disintegrating legibility, wallpaper depicts a sparse pattern of trees/plants native to the American South and equal in number to the racial terror lynchings documented from 1877 to 1950, and infused with sounds from a performance with local choirs utilizing Shape Note or Sacred Harp singing, a social devotional style where lyrics are sung as fa sol la syllables, which obscures the song’s meaning while at the same time turning the singers into a single social instrument.
Project Room: Michael Loveland
Miami-based artist Michael Loveland will present his first project at Locust Projects. Loveland is known for large-scale sculptures combining elements of vernacular South Florida architecture and collaged printed materials sourced from billboards and signage. Loveland has been working prolifically in Miami for twenty years, and this will be his first installation at Locust Projects.