I bite the brass between my teeth - Opening Reception

"I bite the brass between my teeth" explores the precarious emotions of being queer in a society riddled with violence. Through kinetic sculptures, intimate photographs of the artist and her partner, sound, and melted bullets, Mercedes explores queer love through brass, one of the most sonically potent metals on this earth.

Stephanie Mercedes is a queer Latinx interdisciplinary artist who works between kinetic sculpture, photography, sound and performance. She is interested in creating rituals of mourning and primarily melts down weapons to create works of art. Mercedes has exhibited and performed at the Bronx Museum, the Kennedy Center, the Smithsonian, the National Gallery of Art, the Museum of the Americas, and the Daura Museum. She has been funded by the Foundation for Contemporary Art, NALAC, Light Works, and Open Society Foundation. Mercedes recently produced their first opera "Never In Our Image" with CulturalDC.

Exhibition Hours

Opening Reception: February 29: 4 - 7 p.m.

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Wednesday: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.