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Dell M. Hamilton Solo Exhibition – All Languages Welcomed HERE
January 10 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until February 8, 2019
“All Languages Welcomed Here” is Dell Marie Hamilton’s first solo exhibition which will include a solo performance, an artist talk as well as photo-based work and the debut of a new body of mixed-media work entitled “Punta: Pregunta”. Amongst the Garifuna people, Punta refers to a contemporary dance originated within the rich traditions of this West African and Amerindian Central American & Caribbean community. “Pregunta” in Spanish translates in English to the word “question.” Through the use of materials such as paint, thread, textile, tape, found paper, and the use of the body as both gesture and process, this work explores the entangled connections between personal obsession and familial history. With references to a wide-range of source materials including Gray’s Anatomy, weather forecasts as well as geographical maps, Punta: Pregunta delves into the question of what to do with the afterlives of trauma both experienced and imagined.
About Dell Marie Hamilton
Dell Marie Hamilton is an interdisciplinary artist, writer and independent curator whose projects include artist talks, solo performances and collaborative work which has been presented to a wide variety of audiences in New York at Five Myles Gallery, Panoply Performance Lab, and MOCADA, as well as in the New England area at Hubweek, MIT, Boston University, Massachusetts College of Art & Design, the Museum of Fine Arts/Boston, the ICA/Boston, and the RISD Art Museum. Working across performance, video, installation, painting and photography, she uses the body to investigate the social and geopolitical constructions of memory, gender, history and citizenship. Dell has a B.A. in journalism from Northeastern University and received a merit scholarship to obtain her MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University.
Exhibition is located at the Winfisky Gallery at Salem State University, in the Ellison Campus Center.
Photo credit: Brian Alves