Exhibition Firelei Báez Joy Out of Fire

Detail of work in progress by Firelei Báez
Courtesy the artist
Photo: Adam Reich

Detail of work in progress by Firelei Báez
Courtesy the artist
Photo: Adam Reich

Firelei Báez

Joy Out of Fire

May 1November 24, 2018

Firelei Báez: Joy Out of Fire continues the artist’s longstanding interest in representations of women, particularly Afro-Caribbean/Afro-Latina women in visual culture and history. In this exhibition, Báez features women whose legacies are preserved and maintained by the archives of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, reimagining them in conversation through imaginative portraits that incorporate materials such as reproductions of archival photographs, notes, diaries, letters, and manuscripts. In this gathering, the artist brings together women from different eras and walks of life, including important women of color whose contributions have historically been overlooked or thought of as tangential to their male counterparts.

On display in the Latimer/Edison Gallery at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Firelei Báez: Joy Out of Fire is an inHarlem project presented by The Studio Museum in Harlem in partnership with the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.

Please note that the Latimer/Edison Gallery is temporarily closed for maintenance. Viewing hours resume on Saturday, July 21. Visit the Schomburg Center’s website for information and to plan your visit.

Firelei Báez: Joy Out of Fire is organized by Hallie Ringle, Assistant Curator.

inHarlem is made possible thanks to Citi; the Stavros Niarchos Foundation; William R. Kenan Jr. Charitable Trust; and Rockefeller Brothers Fund.

Additional support for Firelei Báez: Joy Out of Fire provided by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Additional support is generously provided by The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs; the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and the New York City Council; and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

To write fire until it is every breath (detail), 2018
Acrylic on canvas, 108 × 192 in.
Courtesy the artist and Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago
Photo: Adam Reich

To write fire until it is every breath (detail), 2018
Acrylic on canvas, 108 × 192 in.
Courtesy the artist and Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago
Photo: Adam Reich

Firelei Báez: Joy Out of Fire (installation view)
On view at The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, May 1–November 24, 2018
Presented by The Studio Museum in Harlem
Photo: John Lusis

Untitled (detail), 2018
Acrylic on canvas, 108 x 192 in.
Courtesy the artist and Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago
Photo: John Lusis

Firelei Báez: Joy Out of Fire (installation view)
On view at The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, May 1–November 24, 2018
Presented by The Studio Museum in Harlem
Photo: John Lusis

Firelei Báez: Joy Out of Fire (installation view)
On view at The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, May 1–November 24, 2018
Presented by The Studio Museum in Harlem
Photo: John Lusis

Firelei Báez: Joy Out of Fire (installation view)
On view at The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, May 1–November 24, 2018
Presented by The Studio Museum in Harlem
Photo: John Lusis

Firelei Báez: Joy Out of Fire (installation view)
On view at The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, May 1–November 24, 2018
Presented by The Studio Museum in Harlem
Photo: John Lusis

Elegant gathering in a secluded garden (or the many bridges we crossed) (detail), 2018
Acrylic on canvas, 108 x 192 in.
Courtesy the artist and Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago
Photo: John Lusis

Firelei Báez: Joy Out of Fire (installation view)
On view at The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, May 1–November 24, 2018
Presented by The Studio Museum in Harlem
Photo: John Lusis

Firelei Báez: Joy Out of Fire (installation view)
On view at The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, May 1–November 24, 2018
Presented by The Studio Museum in Harlem
Photo: John Lusis

magnitude and bond (detail), 2018
Acrylic on canvas, 108 x 192 in.
Courtesy the artist and Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago
Photo: John Lusis

Joy Out of Fire (detail), 2018
Acrylic on Taklon, 108 x 156 in.
Courtesy the artist and Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago
Photo: John Lusis

Firelei Báez in her studio
Photo: SaVonne Anderson

Firelei Báez: Joy Out of Fire Images

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To write fire until it is every breath (detail), 2018 Acrylic on canvas, 108 × 192 in. Courtesy the artist and Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago Photo: Adam Reich

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To write fire until it is every breath (detail), 2018 Acrylic on canvas, 108 × 192 in. Courtesy the artist and Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago Photo: Adam Reich

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Firelei Báez: Joy Out of Fire (installation view) On view at The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, May 1–November 24, 2018 Presented by The Studio Museum in Harlem Photo: John...

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Untitled (detail), 2018 Acrylic on canvas, 108 x 192 in. Courtesy the artist and Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago Photo: John Lusis

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Firelei Báez: Joy Out of Fire (installation view) On view at The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, May 1–November 24, 2018 Presented by The Studio Museum in Harlem Photo: John...

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Firelei Báez: Joy Out of Fire (installation view) On view at The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, May 1–November 24, 2018 Presented by The Studio Museum in Harlem Photo: John...

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Firelei Báez: Joy Out of Fire (installation view) On view at The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, May 1–November 24, 2018 Presented by The Studio Museum in Harlem Photo: John...

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Firelei Báez: Joy Out of Fire (installation view) On view at The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, May 1–November 24, 2018 Presented by The Studio Museum in Harlem Photo: John...

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Elegant gathering in a secluded garden (or the many bridges we crossed) (detail), 2018 Acrylic on canvas, 108 x 192 in. Courtesy the artist and Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago Photo: John Lusis

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Firelei Báez: Joy Out of Fire (installation view) On view at The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, May 1–November 24, 2018 Presented by The Studio Museum in Harlem Photo: John...

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Firelei Báez: Joy Out of Fire (installation view) On view at The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, May 1–November 24, 2018 Presented by The Studio Museum in Harlem Photo: John...

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magnitude and bond (detail), 2018 Acrylic on canvas, 108 x 192 in. Courtesy the artist and Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago Photo: John Lusis

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Joy Out of Fire (detail), 2018 Acrylic on Taklon, 108 x 156 in. Courtesy the artist and Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago Photo: John Lusis

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Firelei Báez in her studio Photo: SaVonne Anderson

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