Avion Pearce, 2022

UPCOMING EXHIBITION

Avion Pearce: 2024 Aperture Portfolio Prize Winner

Location:
128 Baxter Street, NYC

Exhibition Dates:
June 26, 2024 - July 26, 2024

Opening Reception:
June 26, 2024 6 PM - 8 PM

Artist:
Avion Pearce

UPCOMING EXHIBITION

Avion Pearce: 2024 Aperture Portfolio Prize Winner

Merging analog techniques with political purpose and a poetic sensibility, Avion Pearce, winner of the
2024 Aperture Portfolio Prize, creates a visual world that lives between reality and dreams. Born in
Flatbush, Brooklyn, to Guyanese parents, Pearce has been interested since childhood in beauty and the
cultivation of a space. They were inspired by Abelardo Morell’s use of the camera obscura technique, and the photography of Ming Smith, Roy DeCarava, and Graciela Iturbide, who each innovated with light,
motion, and ambiance. Pearce’s series In the Hours Between Dawn inhabits multiple registers and explores photography’s potential to chart the interplay between time and the body, in particular the
experience of queer and trans communities of color. Survival, in their work, is about being both soft and
strong.

Image: Avion Pearce, Van, Shirley Chisholm Park, 2022; from the series In the Hours Between Dawn.

ABOUT AVION PEARCE

Merging analog techniques with political purpose and a poetic sensibility, Avion Pearce, winner of the 2024 Aperture Portfolio Prize, creates a visual world that lives between reality and dreams. Born in Flatbush, Brooklyn, to Guyanese parents, Pearce has been interested since childhood in beauty and the cultivation of a space. They were inspired by Abelardo Morell’s use of the camera obscura technique, and the photography of Ming Smith, Roy DeCarava, and Graciela Iturbide, who each innovated with light, motion, and ambiance. Pearce’s series In the Hours Between Dawn inhabits multiple registers and explores photography’s potential to chart the interplay between time and the body, in particular the experience of queer and trans communities of color. Survival, in their work, is about being both soft and strong.

ABOUT THE APERTURE PORTFOLIO PRIZE

The Aperture Portfolio Prize aims to spotlight new talent in photography, identifying contemporary trends in the field and highlighting artists whose work deserves greater recognition. Pearce’s work, chosen from an outstanding number of submissions, is published with an essay by Lucy McKeon in the Summer 2024 issue of Aperture magazine.

Location:
128 Baxter Street, NYC

Exhibition Dates:
June 26, 2024 - July 26, 2024

Opening Reception:
June 26, 2024 6 PM - 8 PM

Artist:
Avion Pearce