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Image credit: Courtesy of Marcus Garvey Park Alliance

Kim Dacres & Daniel A. Matthews, Peaceful Perch

October 21, 2018 to September 30, 2019
Marcus Garvey Park, Manhattan


Peaceful Perch is a figurative bust-like sculpture: resonating as female, sitting elevated as an honored monument of watchfulness. The sculpture embodies the ubiquitous presence of race and the female form celebrating women of color, their unique features and hair: reflected within the neighborhoods of Harlem. Kim Dacres utilizes recycled motorcycle tires, layering them to reinterpret the features and hair of a woman, reimagined and accented with gold paint and enamel. By collaborating with artist Daniel Matthews, Dacres elevates the bust so that she sits as an honored monument of watchfulness.

This exhibition is presented by the Marcus Garvey Park Alliance Public Art Initiative. Additional funding provided by the Harlem Community Development Corporation, SWAB Reuse and Repair administered by Citizens Committee for New York City. Rubber materials were donated by Harlem Bolt Bike Shop.

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