held, I invert, I lift (nothing if not the moment dark space collisions itself), 2022. Photographic decal on glass, lead etched within its enfoldment. 34x20.5x13.

Join us for an artist talk with conceptual artist Charisse Pearlina Weston. This evening is co-sponsored by the Queens Museum, where Weston’s artworks, including glass sculpture, photographic prints, and site-specific installation, will be on view from October 2022 through March 2023 in a solo show titled of [a] tomorrow: lighter than air, stronger than whiskey, cheaper than dust. The artist talk will be followed by a conversation with Queens Museum assistant curator Lindsey Berfond. Weston is a researcher-in-residence in the Bard Graduate Center Fields of the Future Fellowship program.
Charisse Pearlina Weston (b.1988; Houston, TX) has exhibited in group shows at Contemporary Art Museum Houston and the Hessell Museum of Art at Bard College (forthcoming) and has had solo shows at Project Row Houses and the Queens Museum (forthcoming). Weston has received awards from the Artadia Fund, the Dallas Museum of Art, and the Graham Foundation and fellowships from the Dedalus Foundation and the Museum of Art and Design (MAD). She is the recipient of MAD’s 2021 Burke Prize. She holds an MFA from the University of California-Irvine and participated in the Whitney Independent Study Program.

Lindsey Berfond is an assistant curator and Studio Program manager at the Queens Museum, where she has organized and supported more than 13 exhibitions, including the Queens International 2016 and QM-Jerome Foundation Fellowship exhibitions by Alexandria Smith and Asif Mian. Since 2019 she has managed the Museum’s artist residency program and collaborated on a wide range of public programs and community-engaged projects with artists, thinkers, cultural producers, and communities. Berfond earned her BA in art history from NYU and her MA from the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College. Upcoming exhibitions include ambitious solo presentations by artists Charisse Pearlina Weston and Xaviera Simmons.

This event is organized in partnership with the Queens Museum.

This event was made possible with support from the Paul and Irene Hollister Endowment at Bard Graduate Center. Paul Hollister (1918–2004) was an influential critic of contemporary studio glass and glass historian. Irene Hollister (1920–2016) was a philanthropist, advocate for glass scholarship, and founding administrator of the Association for Computing Machinery.

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