I: An Intimate Reflection is a multimedia exhibition ranging in paintings, fabrics, sculpture, and installations. These works are informed by the most intimate of themes – the human experience. In celebrating these pieces, diverse perspectives of identity emerge, evoking questions on culture, class, race and gender. The selected works intersect to speak with one another on the multiplicity of experiences, attitudes, and bodies. Completed in an array of styles ranging from abstract to conceptual, from figurative to natural, this body of work echoes the complexities of our individual identities.
Thematically, the artists address oppression, marginalization and forced assimilation in order to persevere, analyze and reconfigure structures of cultural hegemony. These pieces can be tools for evoking new emotions to consider subjective differences in intersectional approaches, as well as means for exploring how implicit biases may be challenged or fostered for change. Objects are obscured, enlarged, exaggerated and adapted into bold authenticity with compelling internal and external realities. By providing expressive autobiographical and philosophical approaches, the artists reveal the vulnerability of producing art in order to reclaim their identity and help others do the same.