The Hartnett Gallery is pleased to present Splendor, an exhibition of new work by Brooklyn-based artist, Corinne Spencer. Splendor is an immersive multimedia project which uses photo, video, and sound to explore the restorative connection between Black women and the natural world, re-envisioning the historically violent relationship between Black bodies and the American landscape as one steeped in romance, sensuality, and the spiritual introspection of solitude. The project began during the height of the Black Lives Matter protests as a critical counterpoint to the onslaught of images of Black death and trauma that flood our cultural consciousness. Imbued with a sense of magic and mysticism, Splendor beacons the viewer beyond narratives of suffering and into a world where healing, self-recovery, and reunion with life is possible.
Corinne Spencer is a video-based artist working in Brooklyn, NY. Corinne received her BFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 2010 and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2014. Her work has been performed and exhibited throughout the US. In 2015, she was commissioned by the city of Boston to present the first segment of her ongoing video installation work, HUNGER at the contemporary arts festival, Arts Emerge Boston. Segments of HUNGER have been presented in numerous exhibitions including Samson Projects at NADA NY (New York, NY, 2016), Shanna Maurizi & Corinne Spencer, La MaMa, La Galleria (New York, NY, 2019), among others. Corinne is the recipient of several grants, awards, and fellowships including the Franklin Furnace Fund Award, Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grant, and the MacDowell Fellowship. She is currently in residence with the Meerkat Media Collective in Brooklyn, NY. For more, visit the artist’s website https://www.corinnespencer.com