Latela Art Gallery Presents Marisa S. White You Better Bring Your Own Sun

By Editorial Team on November 10, 2016

Sat, 12 November 2016 - Sun, 08 January 2017

Photo courtesy of Latela Art Gallery.
Photo courtesy of Latela Art Gallery.


Opening Reception: Saturday, November 12 from 5pm to 7pm


Latela Art Gallery is pleased to present a new exhibition debuting the most recent body of work by photographer Marisa S. White.

You Better Bring Your Own Sun is a visual autobiography exploring the artist’s physical journey from state to state over the course of several years, forcing the wake of change both physically and emotionally. Through haunting images and rich symbolism, Marisa reveals how being uprooted multiple times can twist at one’s identity, dreams and goals.

As much a sketch of one woman’s life as it is a paradigm of candid expression, You Better Bring Your Own Sun takes the viewer on a literal and metaphorical journey of fleeting yet continuous emotions from loss, sorrow, insecurity, escape and hope. Recognizing that negativity and optimism are at odds, fighting for feelings of safety, love and a sense of belonging. And through this passage, finding a place within.

About the Artist:
Marisa S. White is a conceptual photographer who has exhibited extensively in the Washington, DC area in many galleries, including Hillyer Art Space, Foto Works Slam, the Popcorn Gallery, and the Torpedo Factory’s Art League. In November 2015 she exhibited five photographs in the Latela Art Gallery Debut Exhibition and in September 2016 obtained full representation by LATELA.

Gallery Hours:

  • Saturday: 10am to 2pm
  • and by appointment

Latela is located on the Arts Walk at Monroe Street Market in the historic Brookland neighborhood of Washington at 716 Monroe Street NE Studio #27. The gallery is also activated many times a week for creative & wellness events: