Elephant Room Gallery is excited to be working with PoetsArtists on a portrait exhibition curated by multidisciplinary curator Janice Bond entitled, “I. Be”. This exhibition features portrait work in a variety of mediums by artists from all over world. Exhibiting artists include Brandon Breaux, Myia N. Brown, Lee Bullitt, David Anthony Geary, Brian Dovie Golden, Daniel Gamez, Debra Livingston, Victoria Selbach, Saba Taj, Martha Wade, Guanyu Xu and Reisha.
“The works featured in I, Be are equally astounding in technique as they are strong personal reflections of the artist. Both collectors and artists will sincerely appreciate this exhibition.” – Kimberly L. Atwood, Owner/Curator of Elephant Room Gallery.
“Identity is both the lens and filter by which we see and experience ourselves. Although variables such as gender, popular culture, environment, and heritage may inform how one initially constructs a sense of who they are, time and experience naturally evolves this initial imprint into a more complex structure. How does this internal “portrait” of oneself affect the way we process our lives, society, and our families? How does it affect our rate of consumption, our health, and our safety?
Highlighting the multiple dimensions and narratives that determine and influence our personal, political, and social self-awareness, identity resurfaces in truth as more than simply an internal or external dialogue by which we govern ourselves. It is the key platform by which we reveal determine a sense of place, power, and most importantly, peace.” – Janice Bond
“I, Be” opens on Friday, September 16th with a reception open to the public from 6:00pm to 9:00pm at Elephant Room Gallery’s Bridgeport location – 2727 S Mary St. in Chicago. The exhibition runs through October 29th and will feature an Artist Discussion on Sunday, October 16th at 2pm. Viewings are available by appointment and additional open hours can be found on the gallery’s website:www.elephantroomgallery.com