Adrienne Elise Tarver, Untitled, ink, colored pencil, and oil pastel on paper, 12x16 in, 2021

Adrienne Elise Tarver

Adrienne Elise Tarver

Underfoot


September 18, 2021 – January 9, 2022

Adrienne Elise Tarver is an interdisciplinary artist based in Atlanta and Brooklyn with a practice that spans painting, sculpture, installation, photography, and video.

Tarver’s exhibition, Underfoot, stems from her interest in origin stories and where we come from. Her own beginning’s, like so many other Black American’s, is unclear. And yet, despite how the Western idea of landscape can separate us from the land, we continuously seek and feel connection to place.

A place holds history beneath the ground. We can change the surface, but the language of the roots remains.

Bio

Adrienne Tarver

Adrienne Elise Tarver is an interdisciplinary artist based in Atlanta, GA, and Brooklyn, NY with a practice that spans painting, sculpture, installation, photography, and video. Her work addresses the complexity and invisibility of the Black female identity in the Western landscape – from the history within domestic spaces to the fantasy of the tropical seductress.
She has exhibited nationally and abroad, including solo or two-person exhibitions with Dinner Gallery in New York; Ochi Projects in Los Angeles; Hollis Taggart in New York; Wedge Curatorial in Toronto, Canada; Wave Hill in the Bronx, NY; BRIC Project Room in Brooklyn; and A-M Gallery in Sydney, Australia. She has been commissioned for projects through the New York MTA, the Public Art Fund, Google, Art Aspen, and Pulse Art Fair. She has been featured in online and print publications including the New York Times, Brooklyn Magazine, ArtNet, Blouin Art Info, Whitewall Magazine, and Hyperallergic, among others. Tarver received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and BFA from Boston University.

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