“To fling my arms wide In some place of the sun, To whirl and to dance Till the white day is done. Then rest at cool evening Beneath a tall tree While night comes on gently, Dark like me— That is my dream!”
This exhibition features the various works of 5 artist working in the African American Diaspora expression. Together their voices create a new narrative that recites stories as individuals and experiences of the whole.
One must travel through a variety of landscapes physically, emotionally, intellectually, and spiritually. This collection of work represents the range and terrain of the artist’s expedition into the known and unknown. These paintings reflect and project a story of questioning, self reflection , unraveling, letting go, rebuilding and remembering. The conclusion of this chapter signifies a re-emergence into a present projection of desire to communicate and connect past experiences in a tangible way with gratitude and benevolence.
Los Mayas Eterno (The Eternal Maya), by Yucatan photographer Pero Tec, is a redefinition of ancestral identity, a reimagining of life, and a magical cast of characters that complete a narrative within the photographer’s dreams. Tec has exhibited in Spain, Venezuela, Mexico, Guadalajara, Puebla and Veracruz. With the help of a community of Bloomington creatives, he brings his hauntingly fantastical imagery to the American Midwest.
I paint things and dream of butterflies. often the two intermingle to create the surreal existence of life and death, beauty and the macabre that showcases itself in hidden glances and tangible whispers. There is an unsettling nature about my work that frequently shows in the detached expressions and passivity of my characters juxtaposed against the chaos of their world. As an artist, it is my job to bring the dreamscape to reality, to touch upon the unseen fantasy world that we live in. my hope is that you will share in the journey, even if it is just as a passerby, and perhaps take a piece of the glimpses I offer with you.