Throned by Tiffany Smith
Featuring: Tiffany SmithView Location Details Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 1
Old Fulton and Furman St
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Location open 24 hours
SVACE is pleased to present Throned, a solo exhibition by SVACE and SVA MFA Photography and Related Media alumna Tiffany Smith, featuring a selection of photographs taken from the artist’s ongoing series which showcases a variety of portraits portraying community members. Throned is an ongoing interactive photographic project which focuses on creating empowered representations of diverse subjects through staged portraits. Smith creates site-responsive photo booth installations that use plant life and props to reference interior and garden spaces, featuring a wicker throne/peacock chair as a central photo prop — a familiar fixture in Black, Brown, and Caribbean celebrations — and a symbol of empowerment. For the opening day of the exhibition, Smith will create an iteration of the project alongside the exhibition, inviting the public to interact with her installation and create portraits within it.
Tiffany Smith is an interdisciplinary artist from the Caribbean diaspora working in photography, video, installation, and design. Using plant matter, design elements, patterning, and costuming as cultural signifiers, Smith creates photographic portraits, site-responsive installations, user-engaged experiences, and assemblages focused on identity, representation, cultural ambiguity, and displacement. Smith’s practice centers on what forms and defines communities of color — and in particular — how they are identified, represented, and how they persist. Smith is based in Brooklyn, New York, and is currently a co-director of Ortega y Gasset Projects in Gowanus, Brooklyn.
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