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Megan Leppla: Black Queer Leaders Veneration

Megan Leppla’s practice is rooted in community engagement, self-reflection, and remembrance. Through her roles as artist and educator she melds the two together manifesting it into a rich and varied practice embodied through installation, illustration and works on paper. Many of which operate as open invitationals for outside interventions and participations. Leppla’s artistic inclinations and …

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Sophie Feuer: Curled Beneath the Skin

By Alicia McDaniel, Exhibitions Fellow Root Division Studio Artist Sophie Feuer’s Sending to the Land is an intimate memoir of her late grandmother Ilse. Images of her day-to-day life are tenderly juxtaposed with retellings of her childhood in a war-ridden Germany. Feuer’s haunting paintings also depict a vulnerability, power, and seek to reveal what is hidden beneath …

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Sandra Liu: Visions

By Alicia McDaniel, Exhibitions Fellow The Frank-Ratchye Project Space Gallery presents a new body of work by Studio Artist Sandra Liu. Saturated in color and rendered with careful attention to shape and pattern these abstractions represent the artist’s emotions of love, pain, and frustration. Visions functions as a personal documentation and reflection of Liu’s abrupt new life …

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Kacy Jung: 21 Grams – The Weight of Souls

By Alicia McDaniel, Exhibitions Fellow Studio Artist Kacy Jung’s interdisciplinary practice is concerned with social constructions of identity. Her recent body of work The Weight of Souls is a collection of testimonials from other artists who have sacrificed past professions to pursue their current artistic passions. Concerned with consumption, privilege, and class inequality Jung’s exploration of the …

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New Growth 2020 | Teaching Artist Fellows: Latinx Teaching Artist Fellow, Camilo Villa

By Alicia McDaniel, Exhibitions Fellow Camilo Villa is a queer Colombian artist who is concerned with dismantling heteronormative, binary constructions of gender and identity. He strives to create spaces for queer Latinx dancers within his mixed media depictions. Villa skillfully combines his background in social action and public forms with his art making practice to …

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New Growth 2020 | Teaching Artist Fellows: Latinx Teaching Artist Fellow, Alyssa Aviles

By Alicia McDaniel, Exhibitions Fellow Alyssa Aviles is a visual artist and educator whose teaching and artmaking practices stem from her exploration of post-colonial identity. Aligning with her Latinx heritage the artist seeks to dismantle colonial oppression through her subversive, dynamic imagery of supernatural landscapes and figures. Aviles encourages her students to find meaning and …

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