American University’s Studio Art MFA Visiting Artists Series: Abigail DeVille

By East City Art Editorial Team on November 27, 2023
Courtesy of Katzen Arts Center.
Talk: Thursday, November 30 at 6pm

American University’s Studio Art MFA program presents an artist talk with Abigail DeVille in Katzen 201.

Abigail DeVille was born to an Afro-Dominican mother who immigrated to Harlem in the early 1960s and an African American father who was raised in the Bronx, Abigail Deville holds close both Harlem and the Bronx in her life and in her work. She explores both earthly sites, such as an empty Harlem lot thought to be a seventeenth-century burial ground for free and enslaved Africans, and the cosmos as a site of expansive dreaming and potential for marginalized peoples. DeVille utilizes recognizable structures and symbols, such as scaffolding, spaceships, mannequins, and the United States flag, to traverse the local and the galactic while interrogating freedom as both a constitutional value and personal liberation.

Katzen Arts Center 201, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW