Rhizome DC Presents Upbringing

By Editorial Team on February 6, 2023

Wed, 01 February 2023 - Tue, 28 February 2023

Lexi Arrietta, Learning to Braid by My Mother’s Hair
Opening Reception: Friday, February 10 from 6pm to 8pm

How do we understand our own upbringing, the impact of family both past and present, and the complex job of raising children?

This February, Rhizome DC brings together District, Maryland, and Virginia artists to consider these questions through a wide range of media, including painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and video. The exhibition explores themes such as shifting roles and expectations, connections across generations, the effects of systemic violence, lack of resources, and illness on family, and struggles over boundaries and autonomy.

The words of one of the artists, Ian Zipfel, capture the spirit of the exhibition: “It is into these realms of memories, of understanding, and of reinterpreting that my pieces delve. It is also my hope that as we delve into the past we are able to carve out moments to congratulate ourselves on our own resilience.”

The show features artists from DC, Maryland, and Virginia, who represent a range of cultures, education and career stages: Adi Segal, Alonzo Crawford, Amy Callner, Amy Lee, Amy Finkelstein, Amylia Johnson, Chloe Irla, Clarissa Gregory, Damiana Dendy, Deborah Rhode, Denali Nalamalapu, Emily Francisco, Hanan Miles, Ian Zipfel, Isabella Merlos, Jiazi Yin, Katie Gresham, Lexi Arrietta, Marilyn Gates-Davis, Meghan Rosatelli, Nikki Brooks, Pierre Davis, Rebecca Perez, Rita Elsner, Sonja Meltonramesar, Thomas Drymon, Tom Greaves, Travis Childers, and Trei Ramsey.

The show is curated by local artist Kanchan Balsé.

Upbringing will run through February 1-28, with an opening reception on Friday, February 10 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. The gallery is open during all events listed on the Rhizome calendar. For more information, visit rhizomedc.org  or contact info@rhizomedc.org

RHIZOME DC is located at 6950 Maple St NW.