Davin Ebanks Opens Solo Exhibition at The Sculpture Center
Davin Ebanks, assistant professor of glass, has a solo exhibition at the Sculpture Center in Cleveland on view Jan. 29 through Mar. 13, 2021. “Nowhere is Blue” includes new glass sculptures created by Ebanks that serve as metaphors for the subjective nature of identity and personal narrative.
“I use everyday elements from the island culture where I was raised—ripe bananas, woven baskets, ocean water, etc.—and by translating these subjects into glass they are elevated from the mundane to the aesthetic. The color blue has been important to my work for a while, but specifically as representative of water from the coastline of Grand Cayman. For this new body of work, I pointedly researched the metaphorical and historical relevance of blue. Although still referential, the pieces are more suggestive of open space (water and sky) or as liminal space where they meet. This is the blue seen through the open window or porthole: everywhere, yet nowhere,” said Ebanks in an artist statement.
Learn more about the exhibition and register for the virtual opening and artist talk on the Sculpture Center’s website.