Abigail Lucien: Face Tan/Night Swim

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Abigail Lucien: Face Tan/Night Swim

September 7, 2018 - October 20, 2018

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Friday, October 5, 7pm | Abigail Lucien Curated Listening Night during October’s First Friday Reception
Sunday, October 7, 3pm | Gallery Talk moderated by Wesley Flash

A sweet rot. A slow burn. Charred rubber with a hint of lime. Salt in your saliva. Salt in your pussy. Salt in your eye. An aroma of burning tires. A smoky recollection. A second wind. A face tan. A night swim.

Face Tan/Night Swim narrates an environment in which steel, vinyl, color, and scent come together to simulate a post-tropical landscape. Part familiar, part foreign, Abigail Lucien’s sculptures exert an architectural vernacular, echoing structures and boundaries found in residential and commercial spaces. Mirroring forms with inherent dualities, Lucien’s work addresses notions of visibility, authenticity, and hybridity as they relate to diasporic identity. Face Tan/Night Swim enables space for the viewer to navigate the gallery as a tourist, and somewhere between the humming of oscillating fans and the odor of an odd citrus allows the voyeur to become the subject.


September 7, 2018
October 20, 2018
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Vox Populi Gallery
319 N 11th Street
Philadelphia, PA United States
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