About This Exhibition

This exhibition presents the work of six contemporary artists who expand the constructs of female identity in the 21st century. Surveying the range of ideas and illusions of the feminine mystique, this exhibition explores how women of the African Diaspora are seen, from their perspective and through the eyes of others. Juxtaposing historical ideologies and the contemporary, and self-presentation and imposed representation, the viewer is centered within a global community of image making and identity from a female perspective. Whether through implications of the body, or figurative representations of women, this mixed-media exhibition explores the artists' desires to deconstruct and redefine history, identity and culture.

The artists featured in I SEE YOU: The Politics of Being include ruby onyinyechi amanze, Endia Beal, Michaela Pilar Brown, Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz, Toyin Odutola and Alexandria Smith.

This exhibition was organized by the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture.

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Image credits: Charge excerpted from GuerilleReina (2013), Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz. Performance/mixed media, 64" x 44" giclee prints