Double Consciousness at C Street Gallery


Double Consciousness

curated by Michelle Gomez and Elle Perez

Opening Reception, May 5, 2011, 6 – 8 pm

Julie in Bathing Suit, artist: Pao Houa Her

C Street Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of it’s fourth exhibition, Double Consciousness, opening on Thursday, May 5th, 2011. The exhibition explores issues of cultural identity and features works by emerging artists Roman Arevalo, Melis Bürsin, Morel Doucet, Adam Golfer, Pao Houa Her, Paolo Morales, Mario Mutis, Ruth Pettus, Nora America Pinell-Hernandez, and Manjari Sharma. The exhibition was co-curated by Michelle Gomez and Elle Perez.

The artists presented in Double Consciousness use a wide variety of mediums including photography, painting, sculpture and video in order to explore their own personal experiences of transnational identity, cultural assimilation,  and ideas of “home.” Each of the artists is influenced by their own personal history; these range from recently immigrating to the United States to being a second generation American.  Through direct or suggested use of the human figure in relation to various environments, narratives of vulnerability and strength emerge. While the work often speaks of isolation or alienation, an underlying desire to connect connect the work. The resulting artworks are explorations of the self, inspired by past family history and present experiences.

The exhibition will be on view from May 5 through June, 18, 2011. The opening reception will be from 6 pm-8 pm and is open to the public.  Public programming for the exhibit will include community workshops for children as well as a panel discussion with the artists and curators, and information about these events will be available on the C Street Gallery Website.