DAWN WILLIAMS BOYD
CLOTH PAINTINGS: The Tip Of the Iceberg Exhibition

This exhibition features cloth paintings derived from observations that I made in 2019. It was obvious to me then that the subject of these pieces would be at the top of the news cycle within a very short time. I don’t mean to imply that I have ‘the sight’ as Cassandra did, but others, more learned than I – scientists, historians, social commentators - were already discussing these matters and being mostly ignored. Yet, here we are, in 2022, on the very precipice of changes to the way we define ourselves as Americans – the tip of the iceberg - that we know hides disaster if we don’t make a course change immediately.

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Massacre on Black Wall Street, Tulsa, OK 1921                                   2022

59h x 118 w inches

Assorted fabrics, cotton embroidery floss.

There Goes the Neighborhood #1                2022

59w x 59.5 inches

Assorted fabrics, cotton embroidery floss, bead and sequin

This Uninhabitable Earth                            2022

60h x 60.6 w inches

Assorted fabrics, cotton embroidery floss, sequins

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There Goes the Neighborhood #2               2022

59w x 59.5 inches

Assorted fabrics, cotton embroidery floss, bead and sequin

Smoke Filled Rooms                                  2022

60h x 59.5w inches

Assorted fabrics, cotton embroidery floss.

Voting Rights. What's Next?                      2022

60h x 60w inches

Assorted fabrics, cotton embroidery floss.

Covid Scream                                                     2022

59h x 59w

Assorted fabrics, cotton embroidery floss, bugle beads

Leaving Alabama                                        2022

60.5h x 60.5w inches

Assorted fabrics, cotton embroidery floss, cowrie shells, rick rack braid.

Ka Orda                                                     2022

60 h x 58w inches.

Assorted fabrics, cotton embroidery floss.

In Fear for My Life             2022

54.5h x 36w 

Assorted fabrics, cotton embroidery floss, purchased police department patches.

The Death of Democracy                                                   2022

37h x 59w

Assorted fabrics, cotton embroidery floss, and  purchased silk roses.

Familiar Danger                                                                   2022

Assorted fabrics, cotton embroidery floss, antique Boy Scout badges.

35,812 Feet Below Sea Level:
Challenger Deep                   2022

Assorted fabrics, cotton embroidery floss, purchased daisy lace, acrylic paint, paper soft drink label.

On View: September 22, 2022 – November 19, 2022 at Fort Gansevoort Gallery 5 Ninth Avenue, New York NY 10014. 

                            For inquires please contact Fort Gansevoort Gallery at: gallery@fortgansevoort.com