La Vaughn Belle

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Phylogeny Contemporary Seattle Waterfront
This is an in-person event
Over in Belltown, Phylogeny Contemporary will be featuring the rather haunting work of La Vaughn Bell, whose interventions on enlarged historical photographs look like a visual manifestation of a powerful spell. Her Cuts and Burns series came out of her interest in the fretwork designs in Frederiksted, Virgin Islands whose proliferation was "a direct result of the town being largely burnt down after the 1878 Labor Revolt (or Fireburn) and then being rebuilt during the Victorian era when these designs were popular." The newer work up at Phylogeny jumps from paper to photos, where Bell cuts and burns holes into archival images from the Virgin Island, interrogating labor, race, and colonization.  JASMYNE KEIMIG

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Phylogeny Contemporary

2718 Elliott Ave Seattle, WA 98121 Venue website

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