Join us for extended opening weekend hours as we celebrate Abigail DeVille’s exhibition “The Dream Keeper” in partnership with FRONT International at The Sculpture Center!
Oh, Gods of Dust and Rainbows, the second iteration of FRONT International, will run from July 16 through October 2, 2022. Building on the success of the first edition, FRONT 2022 will further the Triennial’s commitment to stimulating new and sustained cultural conversations within the region. Learn more about FRONT here.
Bronx-based artist Abigail DeVille creates immersive multimedia installations that focus on storytelling and reviving forgotten narratives and encourage us to rethink the past, present, and future— especially the experiences of Black Americans. Her presentation at Quincy Garden is inspired by Langston Hughes, who resided in the Fairfax neighborhood as a teen. During a series of visits to the city, DeVille conducted extensive research into the material and cultural histories of the region, unearthing stories and re-weaving frayed narratives. Guided by the question, “Who are the dream keepers in Cleveland?” she explored Cleveland history from Indigeous times to the present, Native American tools, fossils, and local storytellers that have preserved factions of Cleveland culture and history.
Her outdoor installation is a gathering of semi-figurative and abstract sculptures that references the tradition of African American yard art. Each figure carries the cast face of a member of the community, the storytellers helping to preserve the narrative of Cleveland.
Refreshments will be provided. Free, parking on site.