Main gallery

This, That, and the Third

Alexis Rivierre

January 7 – February 20, 2021

Curated by Sally Frater


This, That, and the Third

Through a body of work that includes photography, video, sculpture, and public intervention, Alexis Rivierre’s This, That & the Third investigates the ways in which citizens of the United States receive social conditioning that informs their perceptions of self and “other”. Focusing on the stereotypical tropes of Black women that are perpetuated by language, film and other forms of media the artist draws on her personal experience to create counter-narratives that challenge limiting forms of representation. Utilizing her clothing and personal objects to create masks that are employed in scenarios that explore themes of isolation, anxiety, and adornment the artist asserts that self-care and protection are vital components in the cultivation of power and agency.

Artist BIO

Alexis Rivierre’s interdisciplinary practice incorporates elements of soft-sculpture, performance, and self-portraiture to activate strategies of storytelling. She holds a BFA in Art with a minor in Art History from Missouri State University and an MFA in Studio Art from Wichita State University. A past participant of the Paul Artspace residency she has shown her work in group and solo exhibitions including Wayfarers Gallery in Brooklyn, NY, The Ulrich Museum of Art in Wichita, KS and The Kansas Museum in Wichita, KS. Rivierre has received grants from the St. Louis Regional Arts Commission and the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, and in 2021 she will participate in the ACRE residency. Born in St. Louis, MO the artist is currently based in New York City.

#IAMTHEFLAG (on Being)Performance Composite (St. Louis, MO./ Wichita, KS.)


Performance, video Composite

Exhibition is generously supported by: