Ceramics

Sculptural Interventions

Ceramics students learned about contemporary artist Abigail DeVille today, an artist whose temporary sculptural interventions acknowledge forgotten people of Harlem. She recently placed cast plaster head sculptures in specific sites around Harlem as a way of reclaiming space and remembering people who have been forgotten or pushed out. Students discussed some of their own experiences in Portland neighborhoods and how neighborhoods are constantly shifting and changing. DeVille describes these changes as being similar to the migration of birds.

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One thought on “Sculptural Interventions

  1. Fred Locke (Administrator) says:

    Hi Kelda,

    This is awesome culturally relevant curriculum, that is a great equity and humanitarian lens for our students-for us all. Her art and historical perspectives are very interesting, and it is interesting that in NY, in Harlem, gentrification is also present and growing.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Fred

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