Lachell Workman MFA ’15
Last summer, Lachell Workman MFA ’15 (visual arts) was selected for the Shandaken Project residency program at Storm King Art Center. This summer, she returns as an alumna of the program to engage with visitors about her time there.
The Shandaken Project supports cultural producers, primarily those who work in an interdisciplinary capacity or affect change in their respective disciplines, with a process-focused residency program on Storm King’s grounds.
On Aug 4 and 5, as part of Storm King’s Wanderings & Wonderings program, Workman will present an explorative performance entitled “R.I.P. Tees: A Meditation on the Archive of Mourning,” which stems from the textile t-shirt works she explored during her residency. Her work considers public and private monuments, street-side memorials, and the RIP t-shirt as a cultural device.
She explains, “This work shows up in my practice as a series of questions: what constitutes a memorial, a public monument and who, specifically, are the people and events that matter enough to be publicly memorialized?”
Workman also has work featured in Where We Land, a three-person show on view at the Union for Contemporary Art in Omaha, NE. The exhibition “explores the landscape of disproportionate violence against people of color.”
And she has work in a group exhibition THREE: On Visibility and Camouflage, Works from Black Women Artists for Black Lives Matter at We Buy Gold Gallery in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn.
Black Women Artists for Black Lives Matter (BWA for BLM) is a collective of black women, queer, and gender non-conforming artists committed to producing work that addresses black care and self-determination.