• Olivia Young. Photo: Lanisha Renee Blount

Gallery Talk: Olivia Young on Christina Quarles

Join Olivia Young, PhD candidate in UC Berkeley’s Department of African Diaspora Studies, for insights into the work of Christina Quarles, including the dynamics of excess, visibility, and form as instruments of black queer longing.

Young’s writing has appeared in publications by the New Museum (New York), Antenna Gallery (New Orleans), and BAMPFA. Her dissertation asks how contemporary, postmodern black womxn artists negotiate notions of malleability and distortion within their creative practices.