Feb 16, 2022
The audio piece A Prayer Group was recorded as an extension of Genesis Jerez’s series of paintings in the exhibition (Never) As I Was: Studio Museum Artist in Residence 2020–21. With A Prayer Group, Jerez—who is guided by her spiritual practice—invites us into a sonic environment of worship. Featuring an audio recording of a prayer group, this collective utterance creates a space of reflection on intentions for all those who choose to listen.
The Studio Museum in Harlem’s Artist-in-Residence program is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts; Joy of Giving Something; Robert Lehman Foundation; New York State Council on the Arts; Doris Duke Charitable Foundation; Jerome Foundation; Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation; and by endowments established by the Andrea Frank Foundation; the Jacob and Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence Trust; and Rockefeller Brothers Fund.
Digital programming is made possible thanks to support provided by the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation’s Frankenthaler Digital Initiative.
Additional support is generously provided by The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.