Black Women in Visual Arts visits DUMBO House to talk Future Fair
Lauren Jackson Harris, cofounder of Black Women in Visual Arts, sits down with three Future Fair exhibitors: Storm Ascher, Dominique Clayton, and Nyama Wingood to talk representation at the Fair
By Abigail Hirsch
Lauren Jackson Harris cofounded Black Women in Visual Arts in 2018 to foster equity in the visual arts space. The Atlanta-based fine-art management professional, independent curator and creative director partnered with Future Fair for their inaugural New York show. Below, Harris joins three Future Fair exhibitors: Storm Ascher, Dominique Clayton and Nyama Wingood in the House Studio powered by Genesis Motor America to chat about their expositions and their take on the collaborative art market.
Storm Ascher’s nomadic gallery, Superposition Gallery, represents artists who ‘straddle multiple identities’. The Hamptons-based curator is focused on creating community among emerging artists while utilising borrowed space. Ascher and Harris discuss Layo Bright and how her sculptures represent a strong sense of Black culture and empowerment at the fair.
Nyama Wingood, a Martha’s Vineyard-based independent art broker and artist manager talks to Harris about the transition from Chinese medicine to the art world, and noticing a link between artists with religious backgrounds and a devoted intention with their work. Wingood focuses on collaboration as a means to creativity, connecting emerging talent with collectors.
‘Entanglement’, Dominique Clayton of Dominique Gallery’s installation at Future Fair, speaks to where culture stands in relation to the past, present, and what we perceive to be the future. Clayton’s curatorial identity relies heavily on binaries; she plays with emotions such as fear, pain, and healing. In the content booth, the artist and Harris emphasise sharing a vision openly and letting others in to help achieve it.