EMBODIED explores the assertion of self, the expression of body, and questions of belonging. The artists included in this series bend the rules of photography to incorporate painting, collage, and bold manipulation of color and the image itself into a contemporary sensibility of the portrait. EMBODIED will unfold through 6 solo exhibitions over the period of 9 months. We will engage conversation through artist talks, writings, lectures, panel discussions, poetry readings, hands-on workshops, film screenings, and more.
“Lethe is the river that cleanses Dante in Purgatory, the one that wipes memories of the dead as they drink from it or bathe in it… It is an escape, a relief from our own physical limitations. ‘The soul that has been rash enough to drink from the fount of Lethe… is reincarnated and again cast into the cycle of becoming’, according to Mircea Eliade.”