Torkwase Dyson: A Liquid Belonging
Torkwase Dyson: A Liquid Belonging
Nov 11 – Dec 17, 2022
Pace Gallery
New York, USA

Pace is pleased to present an exhibition of new site-specific sculptural installations and paintings by Torkwase Dyson, whose multidisciplinary practice spans painting, sculpture, performance, film, and drawing.

Titled A Liquid Belonging, the artist’s upcoming exhibition is concerned with embodied experiences that refuse brut infrastructure in the legacy of Modernism in favor of new spatial expectations that inspire liveness and acknowledgements of multisensory belonging. This forthcoming presentation will mark Dyson’s first solo show at Pace’s 540 West 25th Street gallery in New York.

For many years, the artist has understood water as a geography with an indelible tie to architecture and infrastructure. Growing up in Southeast Chicago, living in Mississippi, and studying the intractable damage of extraction have inspired Dyson to explore different water ecosystems by diving in the global south. The artist’s diving practice is in conversation with her research surrounding relationships between environmental liberation, structural violence, and the bodies of water that make up most of the planet. Her art, which often examines the meanings of poetic movement asserting humanity, is deeply informed by these ideas and practices. Through her dispersals of abstract forms, Dyson invites viewers into spatial and perceptual practices that affirm improvisation, indeterminacy, and migration.

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