Hold These Truths

November 13, 2017 - March 14, 2018

NLE Lab: Southeast Queens Biennial

February 9 - April 21, 2018

Sonia Louise Davis


new renaissance sessions, 2014
Social sculpture.

Davis’ self-described social sculpture taps into the talents of fellow new Renaissance practitioners and young Harlem artists. Inspired by historic Sugar Hill residents who opened their homes to musicians for public appreciation, the artist will host a series of intimate performances and readings throughout the exhibition period, using her installation as a platform for local rappers, singers, producers and poets. By filling the installation space with domestic elements purchased from neighborhood Goodwill stores (to be donated back at the end of the exhibition), she seeks to evoke the aura of a private home that celebrates the creative energy of her generation.

Listen to recordings from new renaissance sessions.

Pictured: Installation shot, photo by Whitney Browne; invitation to new renaissance sessions, courtesy the artist.