Ustina Yakovleva creates paintings, graphic works, and objects. A large part of her practice is informed by graphic works consisting of identical individual strokes that create abstract compositions; an automatic writing of sorts that binds time into material form. In her works in other media, she follows similar principles: embroideries evolve into organic structures, fabric sculptures grow to resemble continents or icebergs, or possibly electronic circuits rooted in empty air.
Residents from Russia
Through sculpture, textile and installation, Pauline Shaw’s work questions how personal history and cultural knowledge is acquired, preserved and rendered. Her practice draws upon personal experience and perception processed through material transformations–felted wool, cast glass, ceramics. She examines historical and modern representations of memory, identity and lineage through the lenses of scientific, spiritual or cultural belief systems.
Pauline Shaw has exhibited work at Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore; Gagosian, New York; and Almine Rech Gallery, Paris, among others.
Residents from United States
Charles Moore holds a Masters in museum studies from Harvard University. At Harvard, his Master’s thesis discussed the inequalities of partnership programs between schools in Black communities and art museums. . Recently, he entered a Doctorate program at Columbia University, where he plans to explore artworks made by people of color.