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Besides the exhibition of Kevin Jerome Everson there are on the second exhibition level sculptural works by Doreen Garner, a young New York artist of African origin. The works are visually very expressive, Garner combines countless different materials such as silicone, beads, crystals, hair and fluorescent tubes. The artist’s works are reminiscent of injured bodies and pieces of flesh and address a dark chapter in American history. Garner points to traumatic events and injustices done to black bodies in the medical field. Especially in the 18th and 19th centuries, the bodies of African slaves were violated and abused by medicine in the name of progress. Garner makes us painfully aware of the effects of colonialism and racism and shows how they are evident in American history.
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studied at the Tyler School of Art at Temple University in Philadelphia and at the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence.
Garner’s work has been presented at MoMA PS1, New York; The National Museum of African American History, Washington; and Pioneer Works, New York, among others. Garner has held residencies and fellowships at Recess Art, New York; the International Studio and Curatorial Program, Socrates Sculpture Park, New York; Pioneer Works, New York and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Madison. She is a licensed tattoo artist.