Join us at Kavi Gupta | Washington Blvd on Friday, April 14 from 7–9 PM for the opening reception of I Feel Everything, an exhibition of new sculptural paintings by Trinidadian- American artist Allana Clarke.
Made from Salon Pro 30 Sec. Hair Bonding Glue, a material that has become signature to her practice, I Feel Everything is an aesthetic treatise on the poetics of black space—and Black space.
Clarke’s first institutional solo exhibition, A Particular Fantasy, opened in the fall of 2022 with collaborating installations at Art Omi and Usdan Gallery. Other recent exhibitions include Realms of Refuge, a group exhibition at Kavi Gupta | Elizabeth St.; the second FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art, Oh Gods of Dust & Rainbows, Cleveland, OH; the Bauhaus Centennial, Bauhaus Now: Is Modernity an Attitude; as well as exhibitions at Gibney Dance, New York; Invisible-Exports, New York; New School’s Glass Box Theater, New York; FRAC in Nantes, France; and SAVVY Contemporary in Berlin, Germany. In addition to completing a NXTHVN fellowship, Clarke has been an artist in residence at the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, Vermont Studio Center, Lighthouse Works, and Yaddo, and has received several grants, including the Toby Devan Lewis Fellowship, Franklin Furnace Fund, and Puffin Foundation Grant. Clarke is an assistant professor at Wayne State University in Detroit. She earned her BFA in Photography from New Jersey City University in 2011 and an MFA in Interdisciplinary Practice from MICA’s Mount Royal School of Art in 2014.