The Shirley Fiterman Art Center is pleased to announce the presentation of the exhibition ID: Formations of the Self. Like so many art, culture, and educational institutions, the Shirley Fiterman Art Center has remained closed due to the current pandemic. This separation from art and social activity has created for many an acute longing to physically connect with people, artwork, and tangible experiences in real time and space. In an effort to bridge this gap and, at the same time, offer a safe experience, the Fiterman Art Center is mounting an exhibition fully visible from the exterior of Fiterman Hall through large street front windows on Barclay Street, Park Place, and West Broadway. The exhibition and exhibition brochure, as well as related video content, will also all be fully available online.
ID: Formations of the Self focuses on the work of eight artists who work in a broad range of mediums. All, in varying modes, investigate aspects of identity and the ways in which individuals are shaped. Through explorations of place, gender, race, sexuality, the body, cultural traditions, and social and personal histories, each artist offers insight into how these elements inform and constitute our individual selves. Their works reveal the multiple overlapping facets and complex intersections that constitute our identities.
The participating artists are LaKela Brown, Rachelle Dang, Jesse Harrod, Athena LaTocha, Emily Velez Nelms, Christie Neptune, Anna Plesset, and Joan Semmel.