Destiny Palmer

Love Letter to a Black Woman

Apr 6, 2022 06:00 PM 

Spoke Gallery is proud to present a solo exhibition by Destiny Palmer entitled, Love letter to a black woman.  The exhibition dates are April 4thto May 14th.  Hybrid reception & artist conversation is Wednesday April 6th time?(in-person and will be streamed on zoom).  The exhibition and connected events are free and open to the public.

For this solo show, Destiny will be creating a new site specific installation comprised of her paintings, drawings and collages. The installation is an autobiographical response to the last year of Destiny’s life.The new piece is part of her body of work called F U Shine. She shares, “Fuchsine is the original name for colors described as purplish red, reddish purple, purplish pink or mauvish crimson, often referred to magenta or fuchsia. It is an extra-spectral color, meaning that it is not found in the visible spectrum of light. Rather, it is physiologically and psychologically perceived as the mixture of red and violet/blue light, with the absence of green. Fuchsine is a space that acts as a placeholder for an identifiable space by women of color bound by institutions. F U Shine is a play on the word Fuchsine. F U Shine is a reclamation of space using the power of healing through art and making.”

 This is not the first time Spoke Gallery has had the honor to show her work. Destiny participated 2015 Spoke Gallery group show entitled, Mapping: The Dorchesterway*- Part One that also featured the work of Judy Bassard Brown, Leah Craig, Masako Kamiya, Larry Pierce, Joanna Tam, Johnetta Tinker, the late Joseph Wheelwright, and Thomas Willis.

About Destiny: She had two solo shows in 2021: To Bare Witness at Simmons University and at By hand, Roxbury Arts Group, Roxbury, NY. Her work has been included in group shows at Wexler Gallery, Philadelphia, PA; Newport Art Museum, Newport, RI; Long Sharp Gallery, Indianapolis, IN; New Art Center, Newton, MA; and The Colored Girls Museum, Philadelphia, PA.  In 2018 she received a St. Botolph Award. Locally, her artwork is in the collections of Simmons University, Whittier Health Center, Lincoln Property Company, and the Aloft Hotel.  She has an MFA from Tyler School of Art/Temple University and a BA in Art from Mass College of Art & Design. For more information visit: