On view Mondays – Fridays from 11:00AM – 5:00PM or by appointment through August 31, 2019 at The Project Space FATVillage, Estuary presents Radio Silence featuring the work of 12 artists of color. “A period when all radio wave-based transmissions cease, Radio Silence allows us to consider the objectives, means, modes, and power of human connection.”
However, there’s more to this story; for me, both Estuary and Radio Silence are labors of love…
Tayina Deravile and I met in 2015 when she worked in the Education Department at NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale and I was an adjunct art instructor at the Museum’s AutoNation Academy. We vibed! Over tea about two years ago, Tayina and I talked about how much we both wanted to connect with Black Contemporary artists working throughout South Florida, artists whose practices evinced critical perspectives, rigorous processes, and, most of all, experimentation. We decided that (in the spirit of Alt Art Projects, come to think of it) a database of information and studio visits with South Florida-based African Diaspora artists would not only help us feel connected to the people and conversation that inspire us, but would also act as a repository of reference for other like-minded people and institutions here and elsewhere. That was the beginning of Estuary, our (currently) two-woman arts organization.
This spring, Tayina saw the opportunity for us to mount a show at The Project Space FATVillage (where she is currently the Arts Administrator). We decided to go for it, and the result is Radio Silence. And the work on view, well, the depth and breadth of the show is really beyond what we ever imagined. Come through and see for yourself!
Both the Preview on Friday, July 26th and the Opening for ArtWalk on Saturday, July 27th were well-attended and mercifully free of rain. Visit the show and come to the supporting Artists Talk Radio Silence: Elisions and Omissions the afternoon of Thursday, August 29, 2019 (details to come).