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Mar 9May 19


Lungiswa Gqunta, Benisiya Ndawoni, 2020, Thread, sage, fabric and barbed wire, dimensions variable

To Echo a Shadow

On view from March 9 – May 19, 2024.

Curated by NXTHVN 2023-2024 Curatorial Fellows, Marquita Flowers and Clare Patrick. 

Ash Arder
Lungiswa Gqunta
Torkwase Dyson

To Echo a Shadow is a group exhibition featuring site-specific installations by Ash Arder and Lungiswa Gqunta and select artworks by Torwkase Dyson and Oluseye. The exhibition brings these artists together to examine how industrialization has led to forced migration, which in turn has evolved into a practice of developing multi-local forms of knowledge. The multi-local, meaning to work on a local level across more than one region, is highlighted through each artists’ practice and works on view. Heavily influenced by their present and ancestral geographic locations, the artists have journeyed along various routes including: the suburban and urban centers of South Africa; Southern US to Detroit and Chicago; and the UK to West Africa, as well as the Americas. The artworks use materials of sound, soil, smoke, light, memory, movement and the associated and embedded experiences of ecology, geography, opacity and Blackness. The exhibition contends that the reverberations of enforced migration are unfixed, responsive and ephemeral, like an echo and a shadow.

Programming Dates:
April 13, 2PM-4PM | Youth Stories: Sounds of New Haven during Open Studios
May 18, 4PM-8PM | Sound-based performances featuring exhibiting artist Ash Arder

Gallery Hours: Wed-Sun, 2PM–6PM
Free and open to the public.

For inquiries, please email exhibitions@nxthvn.com
For press inquiries, please contact Carrie Paveglio at carrie@olucompany.com