Born Darien, GA; Lives and works in Atlanta
Cornered: The Body in a Tense Pose within a Hostile Site/ Boundary/ Parameter (Screen-grabs from documented performance), 2017 - ongoing
Archival inkjet on matte paper
19 x 13 inches
Alston's work debates the conflation of object and subject through deft investigations of race, gender, sexuality, class, and performance. Following several years of working with self-portraiture in photography, he has recently shifted toward performative video work drawing on contemporary queer Black politics and post-internet aesthetics. This diptych comprises two stills from a video Alston exhibited as part of the 2018 Hughley Fellows exhibition at The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia.
Davion Alston lives and works in Atlanta, GA. He received his BFA in studio art with a focus in Photography and a minor in Anthropology from Georgia State University. Included in the "Ones to Watch" by Atlanta Celebrates Photography in 2015, Alston is a 2015 Idea Capital grant recipient, a 2016 Anderson Ranch Scholar, and a 2017/18 Hughley Fellow. He has exhibited locally in galleries and museums such as the Atlanta Photography Group, Hathaway Contemporary, and The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, as well as nationally at Yale University's Green Gallery (in the exhibition Queering Space, curated by Yale School of Art graduate students), Winston-Salem State University's Diggs Gallery, and Art Basel Miami Projects Gallery.
Donated By Davion Alston