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Retrograde

Cudelice Brazelton
Raque Ford
Lewis Hammond
Alexandria Tarver

April 19 - May 12, 2019

There is a spider that comes and visits me every night and wakes me up by crawling slowly over my resting body. By the time it gets near my ear, I’m awake and too scared to swipe it off of me. It always wants to talk.

It’ll ask me the most random questions. Last night the spider asked me, “What would be your power look? When you think of yourself in the most confident light what would you be wearing?”

I didn’t know how to answer the question so the spider helped out and said, “I imagine myself in a well tailored suit, with a low cut button up blouse. And maybe the suit is powder pink and I’m standing in my most boss ass bitch pose. Really working the suit.

What about you?”

I told the spider in a low whisper, “I’m tired, but I think when I imagine myself most confident I see myself in my own clothing like this beige dress I have and my see thru forever 21 top, and I’m wearing those big clunky heels over there. Or maybe I see myself in a ton of ruffles that cascade down into a dress, very femme. But I don’t know. I’m tired and you know how I hate spiders.”

The spider apologized and said, “fine fine I will leave you alone...also ruffles is a weird choice” and then the spider crawled away to let me sleep.

-Raque Ford

OPENING RECEPTION: FRIDAY, APRIL 19 FROM 7 TO 10PM

110 Waterbury Street
Brooklyn, NY 11206

Cudelice Brazelton (b. 1991) is an artist who was born in Dallas, TX and currently lives in Frankfurt, DE. His work manipulates fabric, collage, industrial hardware, cosmetic products, and depictions of the black body to explore the durability of distressed forms and surfaces. Past exhibitions and screenings include Ten Toes Down at the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, IL, Bounty at Jeffrey Stark in New York, NY, Le Colt est Jeune & Haine at DOC! in Paris, FR, In Practice: Another Echo at SculptureCenter in Long Island City, NY, and Like an Iron Glove Cast in Velvet at Interstate Projects in Brooklyn, NY. He was a founding member of MINT Collective based in Columbus, OH, and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, ACRE (Artists’ Cooperative Residency & Exhibitions) and Ox-Bow School of Art & Artists’ Residency. Brazelton is currently participating in the Haegue Yang class at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste Städelschule.

Raque Ford (b. 1986) lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. She received her BFA from Pratt Institute and her MFA from Rutgers Mason Gross School of the Arts. Recent solo exhibitions include con•fi•dence at Williamson and Knight, Portland (2017), Carolyn at Shoot the Lobster, New York (2017), and It's All About Me, Forget About You at Species, Atlanta (2017). Ford's works have been presented in group shows at Sculpture Center, NY, 321 Gallery, NY, Galerie Division, Montreal, AA-LA Gallery, Los Angeles. In 2016 she received the New York Community Trust Van Lier Residency at ISCP, New York and was an Artist-in-Residence at S1, Portland in 2016.

Lewis Hammond (b. 1987) and lives and works in London. Hammond graduated from the Royal Academy in London in 2017. Though his work spans more than one medium, his focus is oil painting. His paintings examine ideas for potential psychological states, taking modern, prescient socio-political themes and reimagining them through a traditional, classically influenced style. Hammond’s paintings offer fragments of a world that is both familiar and unknown. Hammond uses paint thinly, allowing softness and radiance, exposing the contact and movement of his hand on the surface of the canvas. It may speak of isolation, it extends towards us in a way that is redemptive, offering solace in the face of destruction.

Alexandria Tarver (b. 1989) received a BFA from New York University in 2011. Recently her work has been exhibited at Arsenal Gallery, NY (2019), Et. Al. etc., San Francisco (2017), Danziger Gallery, NY (2016), No. 4 Studio in Brooklyn (2015), Alter Space in San Francisco (2015), Oceans Eleven curated by Billy Sullivan (2015), Violet’s Café in Brooklyn (2015) and Material Art Fair, Mexico City (2016). Tarver also organized group shows Sentimental at Fitness Center for the Arts & Tactics in Brooklyn (2013) and #1 at The Ho_se in Brooklyn (2013). Tarver had her first solo exhibition with Deli Gallery in 2015. She lives and works in New York City.

110 Waterbury Street
Brooklyn, NY 11206

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