SELAH MARLEY TALKS SKIN CARE, STAGE FRIGHT, & CREATING ART IN THE AGE OF INSTAGRAM
Photo by Ben Ritter
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Last month Selah Marley accomplished an elusive feat in the art world: She created a work that people were compelled to see. A Primordial Place, Marley’s sensory installation of floral- and foliage-filled landscapes, drew droves of attendees to Brooklyn’s City Point, garnered attention from publications like Paper, and dominated Instagram feeds. “I was shocked at the turnout, and also at how positive the feedback was,” she says. “It was great.” In keeping with her tendency to hop from project to project, though—one day she’s modeling for CHANEL, the next she’s releasing a short film—when we meet with Marley, the daughter of Lauryn Hill and Rohan Marley, she’s prepping for her first live musical performance. Tonight she’s landed at Le Chalet, the après-ski-inspired bar at Saks Fifth Avenue’s buzzy new French restaurant, L’Avenue at Saks. “This is my first real performance, and it’s nerve-racking,” she says between sound checks. “Because I come from a family of performers, there’s a big precedent set before me. People expect a lot, and that gives me a ton of anxiety. But it’ll be fine…I hope.” It was more than fine—it was excellent.
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