Ashley Hairston Doughty
Installation: A mock meeting area with messages hidden in the decor
Courtesy the artist
A Common Thread
April 2, 2021 - August 2, 2021
Curated by Ashanti McGee
In partnership with the Las Vegas Womxn of Color Arts Festival.
Support for this exhibition is provided by the WESTAF Regional Arts Resilience Fund, a relief grant developed in partnership with The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support arts organizations in the 13-state western region during the COVID-19 pandemic. Additional programs are funded in part with support from Nevada Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Image description: N.Y.O.F.B. by Ashley Hairston-Doughty
An installation of a white table set for two with a vase of yellow roses and a plate of dark brown and cream-colored sandwich cookies arranged by color. The table is draped in an orange cloth with a diamond pattern made out of lines of small, white text that read “I’ll pray for ya,” “You poor thang,” and “Bless yer heart.” A single, white heart and text that reads “Aww” and “Oh my” alternately embellish the inside of each diamond. The wall behind is deep pink.