Abigail DeVille (b. 1981 in NYC) lives and works in New York. Through the poetry of everyday experience and American history DeVille creates black hole room-sized sculptures that speak to different strands in American society. Black holes are containers that are laden with forgotten information, the absence of light, power, knowledge and the harbinger of historical inaccuracies. DeVille has exhibited a growing constellation of site-specific installations in the United States and Europe. Her most recent exhibitions include LANDMARK, Socrates Sculpture Park, (2016), Only When It’s Dark Enough You Can See The Stars, The Contemporary, (2016), Revolution in the Making: Abstract Sculpture by Women, 1947-2016. Hauser Wirth & Schimmel (2016) AMERICA. Galerie Michel Rein (2015), Nobody Knows My Name, Monique Meloche Gallery (2015), The Day the Earth Stood Still, Radcliffe Institute (2015), Puddle, pothole, portal, Sculpture Center (2014) Playing With Fire: Political Interventions, Dissident Acts and Mischievous Actions, El Museo del Barrio (2014) Material Histories. The Studio Museum in Harlem (2014), Outside the Lines. Contemporary Art Museum Houston (2014) Bronx Calling, Bronx Museum of the Arts (2013), Future Generation Art Prize, Pinchuk Art Center, at the 55th Venice Biennale (2013), XXXXXXX, Iceberg Projects (2013), Fore, The Studio Museum Harlem, New York (2012), Future Generation Art Prize Exhibition, Pinchuk Art Centre, (2012), If I don’t think I’m sinking, look what a hole I’m in, Night Gallery (2012), First Among Equals, ICA (2012), The Ungovernables, New Museum (2012), Bosch Young Talent Show, Stedelijk Museum, s-Hertogenbosch (2011).
Image: Half Moon, 2016
materials: reclaimed roofing lumber, accumulated debris, rotten fabric, plantation coffee and chocolate sacs, glass, records, keys, fur coats, white birch wood, rope, mirror shards, photo credit: Nate Dorr