The Lingering Survival of the Unfit
August 25 – October 6, 2018
Reception: Friday, August 31, 2018, 7-9 PM
Artist Talk: Saturday, September 1, 2018, 3 PM
Discussion: Saturday, September 22, 2018, 2-3 PM – CANCELED
Stand4 Gallery and Community Art Center is pleased to present the new video installation, The Lingering Survival of the Unfit, by Stephanie Williams. The exhibition, curated by John Ros, borrows the title of the piece and brings Williams back to the New York City Area after the inclusion of PINOY/PLOY, 2016, in Fictions at The Studio Museum in Harlem, Harlem, NY, in 2017.
The Lingering Survival of the Unfit, will be comprised of four projections, with sound taken from interviews the artist conducted with her mother. “So they leave you alone,” is echoed as the imagery presents a new stop-motion animation heavily influenced by the Bataan Death March of World War II.
The exhibition will be on view from August 25 through October 6, 2018. An artist reception will be held on Friday, August 31, 2018, from 7-9 PM. The artist will also present an artist talk about her work on Saturday, September 1, 2018, starting at 3 PM.
A special program, Re-collections: Ancestral Narratives, will take place on Saturday, September 22, 2018, from 2-3 PM. Founder and Director of Stand4, Jeannine Bardo, and The Lingering Survival of the Unfit, Curator, John Ros, will conduct a curatorial discussion of the exhibition followed by an open dialogue of shared stories surrounding personal identity and familial history. — Sorry to have to cancel this special program!
Stephanie Williams lives in Washington, DC. She received an MFA in Sculpture from Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, and a BFA from James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA. Williams currently teaches in the Animation Department at Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD.