Hey Creative Friend, I have a new solo exhibition coming up at the end of this month called Windows and Mirrors. Whew! It’s taken me a while to be able to announce this exhibition. Due to the uncertainties with regards to the pandemic, I wasn’t sure that this show will be able to open at all.
New Exhibit – Windows and Mirrors (Opening Soon)
However, I finally received news this week that the show can open to the public as planned. Of course, there’ll still be the need to adhere to COVID protocols. But now we have the green light to make it happen. And that, my friend, is a relief.
I’m so thrilled to be able to share this news with you.
The gallery where the exhibition is going to take place, is affiliated with an educational institution. So, when I was trying to come up with a theme for the show, that played a major role in my decision.
The theme for the exhibition is Windows and Mirrors. And here’s why.
Windows and Mirrors – Artist Statement
Children are the future. They don’t become the future in the future but in the present. From the day they’re born, they start shaping up to be who they’ll become.
The information they consume, the activities they engage in , the images they see, what they hear, and how they’re made to feel by the people around them in the spaces they occupy – be it at home, at school, the playground, or anywhere – all come together to shape their impressionable minds.
There’s a phrase “windows and mirrors” that’s often used in reference to providing a rounded education for the youth. As an artist, I believe that this phrase doesn’t simply apply to educators but to me as well. I see my role as an artist as one who provides windows – a look into how other cultures and how other people live their lives. I also see myself as one who creates art that reflects back the lived experiences of the viewers of my work. By so doing. I open up a world of new possibilities to them and affirm their current realities.
This exhibition – “Windows and Mirrors” is my way of telling the youth that I see them, and I hear them. It’s my way of giving them pride in who they are and permission to explore beyond their immediate boundaries. My hope is that the people who view this exhibit will consider different ways in which they can act as windows and mirrors to the future that is already present with us – our youth.
Windows and Mirrors – Exhibition Details
As I previously mentioned, due to COVID protocols, we’ll have to do things a little differently. Any gallery visits will have to be by email appointments ONLY. Simply email to confirm your visit. The gallery is open throughout the week. The only weekend it’ll be opened though is October 30, 2021, when we’ll have the Artist’s Reception. The reception will start at 4:00pm and end at 6:00pm. I’m looking forward to that day and the opportunity to interact with you. I hope to see you there.
I’ll have some newer works like I am a Child, Amandla, and The Gele Skyscraper on display as well as some older works too. So, I hope you can make it. You know seeing the work in real life doesn’t compare to anything you may have seen on a screen or in print. If you live in Massachusetts or the surrounding areas, it’ll be my pleasure to meet you during the artist’s reception.
Here’s the Gallery Information:
Dana Art Gallery
Dana Hall School
45 Dana Rd,
Wellesley, Massachusetts 02482
Phone: 781- 235-3010 ext 2763
See you there.
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