Identity: I Am One, I Am Many
Wednesday, May 17 2017, 7:00pm
at Oak Cliff Cultural Center CulturalRSVP
Join the artists of Identity: I am One, I am Many for a panel discussion of their work on Wednesday, May 17th at 7pm. Moderated by Oak Cliff Cultural Center Cultural Programs Coordinator, Gerardo Robles. This talk will extend the ideas found in the work exhibited by each artist into an informal conversation about the significance of identity in today’s America. This event is FREE and open to the public.
Oak Cliff Cultural Center and Sunset Art Studios present IDENTITY: I AM ONE, I AM MANY, an exhibition Inspired by the words of Cesar Chavez, Identity: I Am One, I Am Many is a group exhibition exploring the ways we define ourselves and the world around us. Identity features the works of Tina Medina, Johnathon Foster, and Iris Bechtol. All recipients of Sunset Art Studio's artist residency program as well as Emily Riggert and Rachel Rushing, artist coordinators of SAS. These artist will look at identity through the lens of culture, politics, gender, and community to open vital discussions to our society.
IDENTITY: I Am One, I Am Many will be on display from May 6, 2017 - June 9, 2017. A reception will be held on Saturday, May 6th, from 5:30pm - 8:00pm. Reception and exhibit are FREE and open to the public.
“Preservation of one’s own culture does not require contempt or disrespect for other cultures.”
– Cesar Chavez
About the artists
Foster’s work looks at the bridge between the internal and external identities of being a black man in America. He was one of 5 featured artists in the Identity: I am One, I am Many exhibition at the Oak Cliff Cultural Center in May 2017.
Oriented around a phenomenological approach, her works to heighten experiential relationships to the everyday and the ordinary through print media, installation, and video. Her current work investigates ecological identity as it relates to the phenomena of temporal existence and constructed memory.
Medina’s residency engaged the community in a collaborative, interactive art installation that merged a sense of individual and family history within the city of Dallas and the Oak Cliff neighborhood.