may, 2021

08mayAll Day05junALEXIS MCGRIGG The Ether - Journey In Between

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ALEXIS MCGRIGG | @alexismcgrigg
The Ether – Journey In Between

A Solo Exhibition
May 8, 2021 – June 5, 2021

“…In my most recent body of work I have been considering a term which I call, the ether. It is a term that I’ve been thinking about for several years now but have just taken the opportunity to really dive into what that means for me. I’ve been thinking a great deal about travel and location and movement within my work…” -Alexis McGrigg

Opening May 8th, Richard Beavers Gallery is proud to present “The Ether- Journey In Between,” a solo presentation of new works by multidisciplinary artist Alexis McGrigg.

In her latest body of work, Alexis expands the conversation by visualizing souls journeying through a celestial space — the Ether, an invisible medium that exists in Space. Travel through the Ether, parallels the Black experience, mirroring the nuances of how Black people must navigate space, challenging perception and reality, and in the same vein, the Ether is transitive in how it affects everything it encounters. In her paintings, a combination of works on paper and canvas, Alexis employs various temperatures of deep black and violet procion dyes contrasted with soft drips of gold mica powder. Each painting simultaneously advances and recedes the figures enveloped in interstellar travel.
The Ether – Journey in Between invites viewers to navigate a third space that enables Black people to move with boundless freedom, confidence, and wisdom.

Exhibition powered by @ilekun.wa


Richard Beavers Gallery
Established in 2007

408 Marcus Garvey Boulevard
Brooklyn, NY 11216




May 8 (Saturday) - June 5 (Saturday)