Hold These Truths

November 13, 2017 - March 14, 2018

Southeast Queens Biennial

February 9 - April 21, 2018

Dustina Sherbine

Core Samples, 2016 (detail)

Mixed media installation and diagrams on graph paper 

Dimensions variable

Photo: Dustina Sherbine

Courtesy of the artist 

The exposure of living culture plays a role in Dustina Sherbine’s Core Samples, 
the title of which refers to the geological research methods of sampling deep underground to better understand past eras. By using the cool rationality of science as a foil to investigate the emotional reality surrounding displacement, Sherbine’s core samples, accompanied by diagrams that analyze the excavated layers, uncover the personal testimonies of those forced out of a neighborhood by rampant development and gentrification.