Mirages of Dreams Past

Location:
126 Baxter Street, NYC

Date:
May 15, 2021

1pm ET

Mirages of Dreams Past

Join us on Saturday, May 15th at 1pm ET, for a virtual coffee-talk with lens-based mixed media artist, archivist, Alanna Fields discussing her solo exhibition debut Mirages of Dreams Past on Instagram Live.

Mirages of Dreams Past  is comprised of a new series of large-scale mixed-media collages exploring the representation of Black queer desire, sensuality, leisure, and memory.

“The past is always with us as we carry our histories in our bodies,” says Fields. “It holds a richness that we must engage in order to understand and unpack our collective memories, grapple with the present, and imagine the future. Reflecting upon intimate moments of solitude, freedom and desire, these works traverse through a boundless black queer dream space that amplifies, echoes and reverberates back to the viewer, bringing memory into focus.”

About the Artist

Alanna Fields (b. 1990) is a multi-media artist and archivist whose work examines the dialogue between black queer bodies in the photographic space through gesture, and the negotiation between legibility and masking. Fields work has been featured in exhibitions at UNTITLED Art Fair in Miami, MoCADA, Pratt Institute and the Prince George’s African American Museum and Cultural Center. Fields is a 2018 Gordon Parks Foundation Scholar and 2020 Light Work Artist-in-residence. She received her MFA in Photography from Pratt Institute in 2019 and has given talks at NYU Tisch School of the Arts and Parson’s New School. Fields lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

Location:
126 Baxter Street, NYC

Date:
May 15, 2021

1pm ET