Abigail DeVille and
Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis
New Work Project Grant
Bronx-based artist Abigail DeVille examines the histories and legacies of gentrification and institutional racism, from their aegis as policy to their visual impact at street level. Working with discarded and locally found materials, she creates theatrical sculptures, room-sized environments, and temporary installations that imbue their sites with a sense of place and personal history, often incorporating mementos from current and former inhabitants.
(Excerpt and images below selected from grant proposal. All works are copyright of the artist.)