LAB MFA: Neighbors
Opening reception: Saturday, July 15, 7pm to 9pm
Conversation with the artist: Saturday, July 15, 6:30pm
LAB MFA is a national open call to graduate-level artists for an exhibition in Locust Projects’ project space.
For this year’s LAB MFA exhibition, Locust Projects is pleased to invite Julian Gilbert-Davis, MFA student at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ, to exhibit his project Neighbors. For this work, Gilbert-Davis draws a dialogue between polling places in New Brunswick and Miami, investigating the architectural vernaculars and common artifacts found in these sites.
Approaching the work as an extended research project, the artist will reconstruct an object or element from voting locations situated in these two cities. With consideration to the civic ritual of voting, Neighbors investigates the polling place as shrine and public commons, examining the democratic ideals and institutions it sustains.
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