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interdisciplinary artist, new Black renaissance archivist.

project type:

Renaissance of 


Devynn Barnes x Schlomer Haus Gallery

2024 - Jan 12 - Feb 24

The exhibition is a curation of immortalized moments of black and brown bodies; there is insistence to be acknowledged and vulnerability in welcoming viewers to witness these bodies in stillness, motion, communion, groundedness.The visuals in the exhibition come from absence and deep cravings of histories that have not widely been taught, born of years of searching to unearth her roots as a Black queer woman by way of personal exploration and search for resonance in representation.

Zooming in and out of focus as she plays with level of detail and looseness of definition, the moments captured through paint, film and photo take on an ethereal nature existing across time, in a freedom of timelessness.

Weaving together the fluidity of black and brown experience, creating space for the seemingly disparate narratives of melanated queer and cowfolk to co-exist in reclaiming admittance to our interconnected archives.


‘Alchemy of thee’


‘Portals in eye’

‘Into view’

‘Skin contact’

‘How we hold we’

‘Fluid fields of green’


  * Option for additional display in back room


  * For Opening Reception only

I’d love to feature a short film similar to the two to the right. The film would feature footage of both Black and Brown Queers + Cowfolk, tying together the previously disparate narratives and playing with and outside of gender norms and constructs. 


Front Gallery _ Mix of paintings feat. Black + Brown Queers + Cowfolk.

Alcoves _ Will forgo.

Back Gallery _ Would love to hang a curtain along the back wall as referenced in layout and example right for opening night short film projection. We could use the side walls of the Back Gallery for sketches and reference photos, or could continue to feature paintings. 

  * For Opening Reception only


Short film screening _ A curtain can be hung on the back wall like shown to the right. The curtain should be easy to hang and I could provide and set up the projector in the alcove above the back room entrance. 

Lighting _ Would be cool to explore light to dark if possible to do the short film projection in the back room.

Clouds _ I would make these and hanging effort should be minimal. Could also be just for opening night.

Printing _ Since production cost should be very minimal, would love to print out 100-200 prints to make available at selected spaces for promotion (ie. potentially ReLove or Kinfolk) and to help bring in diverse community to the opening.