Phantom Gates and Falling Homes: Cheyenne Julien’s Intimate Portrayals of NY Life @ Chapter NY

Phantom Gates and Falling Homes: Cheyenne Julien's Intimate Portrayals of NY Life @ Chapter NY
“I think creating through lived experience is the only way I know how to speak about any larger issue in the world,” Cheyenne Julien told us years ago in a feature in our print edition. “My practice is healing in some ways, and nerve-racking in others; so I don’t know if therapeutic is the right word.” In a year of turmoil, hiatus, urgency and almost near nerve-rackingly stillness, Julien’s newest body of work speaks to all the feelings of 2020 through the lens and guise of exactly how she contemplated her work years before.