Residency Unlimited

Exposed to The Air, to View/Not Covered by Anissa R. Lewis

Open lot between a red house and white house, Covington, KY, 2018

Saturday July 23, 2022 | 12-6pm

KODA House 
Governors Island, Colonels Row, Building #404B, second floor

Click here to view map. Details on how to get to Governors Island here

Anissa R. Lewis‘ project is a continuation and re-imagination of her Love Letter Yard Signs as light projections. A work-in-progress, these projections of open and lost spaces, lost histories, are brought together with signage that dictate how we once interacted with, “valued” and navigated these same spaces. Lastly, texts and quotes from bell hooks and James Baldwin are introduced to spur an urgency for reclamation and renewal of connection with these spaces and places.

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Exposed to The Air, to View/Not Covered by Anissa R. Lewis

Open lot on Pleasant Street, Covington, KY, 2018


After receiving her MFA from Yale University School of Art, Anissa R. Lewis moved to Philadelphia, PA where her deep belief in community, identity, agency, justice and voice led her to many projects and collaborations. In 2005, Lewis returned to Covington, KY to focus her work on the power of place in her hometown neighborhood and continue her community-based practice and projects. She has taught classes in social practice and print at the University of Cincinnati College of Design, Art, Architecture and Planning, and received a Creative Community Grant from the Center for Great Neighborhoods, in Covington, KY. Her work has been viewed at the Hampton University Museum, in Hampton, VA, The Carnegie, in Covington, KY, the Riffe Gallery, in Columbus, OH and at the Contemporary Arts Center, in Cincinnati, OH. Her work has been collected by the Sara Vance Waddell Collection. She lives in her childhood home, Covington, KY, with her family and works at the Art Academy of Cincinnati as the Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging.

This program benefits from the support of the Great Meadows Foundation, Louisville KY.

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

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