Karon Davis: Curtain Call Arrives on The High Line

 

 

 

Photo credit: Timothy Schenck

Karon Davis brings to life historical and allegorical figures in her signature white, wrapped plaster sculptures. Immersed in her parents’ worlds of theater and ballet as a child, Davis’ installations merge memory and scenes from the stage with historical events, mythology, and ongoing socio-political concerns. Taking up topics ranging from environmental disasters to the Civil Rights Movement, Davis shows us how politics, history, and myth are all performances that live in our collective imaginations.

Karon Davis: Curtain Call on The High Line at 23rd Street.

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‘Karon Davis: Beauty Must Suffer’ on view at Salon 94

 

 

 

Karon Davis, Beauty Must Suffer Installation View. Image courtesy: Photo by Elisabeth Bernstein. Courtesy of the artist and Salon 94.

Currently on view at Salon 94, Karon Davis: Beauty Must Suffer, an exquisite exhibition tracing the life and labor of Black dancers, from the first encounter with the barre to the final bow.  The exhibition will be on view to December 23, 2023, coinciding with The High Line commission, Curtain Call, on view at 23rd Street.

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