621 Gallery Presents

AN INTRODUCTION to BLACK FEMALE MILLENNIAL ART

an exhibition by Maya Shae

Soft Opening | 06.03.2021 | Artist Talk Starts at 7:00 PM

First Friday06.04.2021 | 5:30pm – 10pm

Exhibition Dates | 06.03.2021 – 06.24.2021

 

Artist Statement:

 In my work I use juxtaposition as a visual and conceptual tool to explore the African American
millennial cultural identity through figuration. My paintings amplify the diversity of Black
perspectives and that Black identities are more complex, nuanced, and abundant than their
traditional representations. My subjects, usually photographed by myself or inspired by social
media posts, combined with allegorical cultural, political, and historical elements forces the
viewer to scrutinize their own subconscious perceptions in order to interpret the work.

 

Artist Bio:

In my work I use juxtaposition as a visual and conceptual tool to explore the African American millennial cultural identity through figuration. My paintings amplify the diversity of Black perspectives and that Black identities are more complex, nuanced, and abundant than their traditional representations. My subjects, usually photographed by myself or inspired by social media posts, combined with allegorical cultural, political, and historical elements forces the viewer to scrutinize their own subconscious perception in order to interpret the work.

 

for more information visit Maya’s website: mayashae.com