Cotillion

Cotillion

An exploration of Black life entering a promised dream that was denied us from the start. Work by JUPITER.

Gallery

Exhibition Dates: January 23, 2023 - February 16, 2023
Opening Reception: Thursday, January 26, 6 pm - 8 pm

Artist Statement

My work is created to make the viewer feel comfortable and uneasy at the same time. Focusing on beings who are daily ostracized. Giving light to the humanity of dark-skinned people, who originate from Africa. Capturing the essence of the figures on canvas, through a child's eye. Reminding the viewer of the innocence, that we as Black Americans are robbed of daily. Wings, halos, and crowns, help me nudge the viewer into broadening their minds about certain stereotypes they've learned since childhood. Helping them to break away from harmful thought patterns and actions.

My goal as an artist, is not to make the viewer like me, but to make them see the world through a pair of eyes that will convict the ignorance we have been taught in this great nation.

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