ReCall ReVive

Niel Abston


BFA4 School of Art

This work is a continuation of my thesis exhibition ‘ReCall ReVive’ that consists of found object sculptures and assemblage. While using objects such as hair bobbles, hair barrettes, string, tools, nails, screws, etc., I examine issues of labor specifically pertaining to Black women and young Black girls. With found Black cultural objects in cohesion with found objects pertaining to labor, I often daydream about a world where play and rest, which are huge aspects of childhood, can be placed into our lives as adults in a capitalistic society that overexerts our bodies and the tension that this issue holds. With these works, I also analyze everyday objects relating to Black households and how simple items can hold a conglomerate of meaning relating to the past, present, and future.


2:00 pm - 2:00 pm Welcome

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4:00 pm - 9:00 pm Outside Main Entrance

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7:30 pm - 7:30 pm Main Entrance Walkway

Reception on the Main Entrance Walkway

Reception on the Main Entrance Walkway

10:00 pm - 10:00 pm Exhibition Venues

Exhibition Venues close

Exhibition Venues close

1:30 am All

Performances end

Performances end

  • Date : May 5, 2022 - May 5, 2022
  • Time : 02:00 pm - 10:00 pm (UTC)
  • Venue : Main Entrance & X-Box