Maya Stovall: A something = x 👀

1326 South Boyle Avenue
Sep 18, 11 AM - 6 PM — ends Oct 30, 2021
Parrasch Heijnen is pleased to present the gallery’s first exhibition with conceptual artist Maya Stovall (b. 1982, Detroit, MI).

A something = x showcases sixteen neon works depicting dates ranging from 3998 BCE to 1996 CE along with three, colored neon forms representing abstracted space. Following the first series, 1526, 3998 is the second series of the overarching project the artist has termed Neon Theatre (2019-ongoing). Neon Theatre functions as a possibility of experiencing the world as it is through understanding of structures and systems across time. Stovall, who has a Ph.D. in anthropology, intentionally chooses moments, represented within a singular year, after researching hundreds of scholarly archives. She acknowledges and dismantles the romanticized and often nationalistic narrative of our collective past.