The Agent @ Popps Emporium
Opening Reception: July 7, 2018
Popps Packing is excited to present The Agent, a new immersive installation/performance by Jova Lynne that transforms Popps Emporium into Paradise Travel Company.
” The Travel agent is here to help plan your trip to Paradise-a remote location between the Caribbean sea and the Atlantic Ocean. The travel agent is here to assist you in exploring the depths of your imagination–taking you to a place where fantasy becomes reality and colonization becomes conquest.
Come to Paradise Travel Company-the place where everyone wishes they were. “
Jova Lynne is a transdiciplinary artist and curator based out of Detroit, MI. Of Jamaican and Colombian heritage, Jova was born and raised in New York City. Jova graduated from Hampshire College in Amherst, MA in 2010 with a Bachelors of Arts in Video Art and Education. She has worked at the Museum of Moving Image in Queens, NY as well as the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, CA. Jova is a grantee of the Astraea Foundation’s Global Arts Fund, which has supported her work on media based projects in Kingston, Jamaica and Berlin, Germany in addition to her work in Detroit. Jova moved to Detroit in 2015 to pursue a Masters of Fine Arts in Photography at Cranbrook Academy of Art which she completed in May of 2017. Jova’s work investigates themes around female empowerment and the construction of identity by exploring histories of colonialism and brutalist theories. transdiciplinary practice. Jova is a co-founder of BULK SPACE and Black Artists Meet Up-Detroit and is currently the 2018 -2019 Ford Curatorial Fellow at the Museum of Contemporary Art-Detroit.
July 7-August 11, 2018
2025 Carpenter St. Detroit ( Across the street from Popps Packing)
Gallery Hours Saturday 12-5 and by appointment