Lorraine O'Grady: "Rivers, First Draft"

Nov 30, 2023

Artist Lorraine O’Grady discusses her site-specific performance "Rivers, First Draft," which took place in Central Park on August 18, 1982, as part of “Art Across the Park”—an exhibition series originally conceived by the artist David Hammons. Described as a “collage-in-space,” with multiple actions unfolding simultaneously across different locations, this highly personal work examines the artist’s family history, her experience growing up in New England as the child of Caribbean immigrants, and her development as an artist. O’Grady explores different aspects of her identity through three distinct characters, each assigned an age and a color: the Little Girl in a Pink Sash, the Teenager in Magenta, and the Woman in Red. On view now - February 2024