In the Afternoon scholars visited her solo exhibition Assumed Identity curated by Stephanie Lindquist at Gloria’s in Ridgewood Queens. When scholars arrived to the Seneca train station, Estelle demonstrated how rubbings can be used to reproduce the textures of a surface. As the scholars walked to the gallery they created rubbings using paper, pastels, and charcoal to capture the neighborhood.
After viewing the exhibition and interactive installation, scholars created “Identity collages” using their rubbings, fabric, found objects and other materials. The “Identity Collages” were describes as recreating the memory, feeling, or visual manifestation of a space or object that scholars identified with or that held value to them. The trip ended with a reflection and share-out. Projects included furniture, a Du-rag, an outfit, a video game character and more. Scholars also took home a limited edition Risograph prints of the objects Estelle creates.
May 11, 2019