New York, USA

Hold These Truths

  • 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.