Carnaghi Arts Building – Phyllis Straus Gallery
September 18 – 26, 2015
The Oxford English Dictionary defines encounter as a meeting face to face – among other similar things. When one thinks about it, there is only one truly lasting encounter throughout one’s life, and it is with one’s self. The construction of the self and its identity is an arduous task that involves many individuals, situations, and history: other lasting encounters. This exhibition will highlight how, within their practice, visual artists deal with themes of identity and heritage in a globalized world, where race, gender, and sexuality have taken center stage in the discussion of cultural development.