Charlene Vickers – Ancestor Gesture: Diviners
March 11 – April 24, 2022 at NADA project space, 75 East Broadway, #221. New York
CHARLENE VICKERS / ANCESTOR GESTURE: DIVINERS
Opening: Friday, March 11th, 4 – 8 pm
Performance: Saturday, March 12th, 2 – 4 pm
We are proud to present Ancestor Gesture: Diviners, an exhibition by Anishinaabe artist Charlene Vickers at NADA’s new, year-round project space, located on the 2nd floor of Chinatown’s East Broadway Mall.
Ancestor Gesture: Diviners drawings embodies spatial and gestural presence in a series of energetic marker drawings on paper. Within the works, vertical lines, colour and the artists gesture evokes as a clump of grass; pink and blue fire; a memory of bullrushes in her aunt’s backyard; and how she imagines the hair of her birth mother to lay and fall down her back. At the core of the Diviners series, Indigenous presence, memory and healing reside.
Charlene Vickers Performance, “My Drawings are Shaking Under the Manhattan Bridge”
Charlene Vickers, Diviners Grasses, 2009-2010, marker on paper, framed, 21 x 27 x 1 3/4", grid of nine drawings
Charlene Vickers, Diviners Grasses, 2009-2010, marker on paper, framed 21 x 27 x 1 3/4”, grid of nine drawings