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“My Hope” by Lauren Halsey

"My Hope" by Lauren Halsey

Artist: Lauren Halsey
Title: My Hope
Year: 2020
© Courtesy David Kordansky Gallery

These latest works continue Halsey’s exploration of monuments, memorials, and public space, particularly her reckonings with gentrification and the threatening economic displacement of Black and Latino/a stores and shops.
“These works are like South Central L.A. business taxidermy,” Halsey says of several pieces in her new sculptural installations. She arranges the large cubes and prisms—a play on the “big box” retail developments that often replace local, independent retailers—in assemblages which evoke bristling city blocks. Halsey has divided the sculptures into two styles or “districts”: brightly colored distillations of thriving or defunct enterprises and foil enwrapped structures that extend and sample the personal, Black-media-enriched mythography that has run through a number of her past projects…

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