Brentwood Arts Exchange Presents BEING and INNNERVISIONS: Dialogues in Self-Portraiture

By Editorial Team on September 19, 2022

Mon, 19 September 2022 - Sat, 26 November 2022

Opening Receptions: Saturday, September 24 from 5pm to 8pm
Deborah R. Grayson , DC Nkisi, 2021, Woodcut,
20 x 16

BEING
Participating Artists: Deborah Renee Grayson, James Terrell, and William Watson

Artist and Curator Talk: Saturday, November 5, 2 – 4 pm

The Brentwood Arts Exchange presents BEING: An exhibition of artwork by Deborah Renee Grayson, James Terrell, and William Watson from September 19 – November 26, 2022. BEING brings together the work of mixed media artist Deborah Renee Grayson, painter James Terrell, and mixed media painter William Watson. These three visionary artists, Deborah Renee Grayson, James Terrell, and William Watson each approach the depiction of portraiture and figuration in dramatically different ways, through medium, color, and scale. Though each of these artists’ vibrant perspective of black bodies has a unique point of view, the collective work positions the viewer firmly within the extraordinary world around us and the environment we live in.

Hosna Shahramipoor, A Thousand Needles, 2022, Photography with physical manipulation (2D)
28 x 22

INNERVISIONS: Dialogues in Self-Portraiture Curatorial Development Program Exhibition Volume 2
Participating Artists: Holly Bass, Aliana Grace Bailey, Armando Lopez- Bircan, Carolina Mayorga, Hosna Shahramipoor, and Matt Storm

Artist and Curator Talk: Saturday, November 5, 2 – 4 pm

The Brentwood Arts Exchange presents INNERVISIONS: An exhibition of artwork by Holly Bass, Aliana Grace Bailey, Armando Lopez- Bircan, Carolina Mayorga, Hosna Shahramipoor, and Matt Storm from September 19 – November 26, 2022. The artists in this exhibition are agents of transformation in their practice, and the final mediums they use to create art objects. The themes running through the selected artworks are that while each artist is using photo-based imagery to create selfportraits, the final treatment of the work is far from the traditional photograph that we are all familiar with. While each artist’s practice and manifestation of the art object is unique, all the artists engage in self-awareness, becoming, and embodiment via their communities and intimate relationships. The creation of selfportraiture is an introspective process, and these artists take it a step further by pushing the boundaries of the medium and making the self-portrait as equally about themselves as it is about others.

Brentwood Arts Exchange is located at 3901 Rhode Island Avenue, Brentwood, MD.