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Marzena Abrahamik

Artist Feature

Every week an artist is featured whose single image was published by Der Greif. The Feature shows the image in the original context of the series.

Donavon Smallwood - Languor

Sep 15, 2021

‘Languor’ is a project that presents itself as an interaction between images of NYC’s Central Park landscape and portraits taken within the space. With the history of the park being constructed by using eminent domain to strip landowning African-Americans of their property/homes in mind, many of which formed this community to escape the unhealthy conditions and racism found in the other inhabited parts of Manhattan – the work is an examination of nature, the negation of civilization, home, and [the possibility of] escape; centering black tranquility among the chaos of nature space, history, and life today.
 
 
__ ALL IMAGES UNTITLED, 2020 – FROM THE SERIES ‘LANGUOR’