Exploring Identity in Contemporary Art features two- and three-dimensional artworks from the Arkansas Arts Center Foundation collection. Collectively, the works in the exhibition illustrate the myriad ways by which contemporary artists reveal – or, in some instances, conceal – either their identities or those of their subjects.
The centerpiece of the exhibition is a recent acquisition – Ebony G. Patterson’s Untitled (Marvini), from the Disciplez Series. A monumental work, the mixed-media triptych illustrates the artist’s ongoing “exploration of constructions of the masculine within popular culture.” Patterson’s artwork prompts a dialogue about body politics, performance of gender, gender and beauty, beauty and stereotyping, race and beauty, and body and ritual.
Through these and the more than twenty other works in the exhibition, visitors are encouraged to “look within,” gaining a deeper understanding of the artworks’ creators – and perhaps themselves. With that being said, be sure to stop by Arkansas Arts Center to view this exhibit!
At The Canopy Apartments in Little Rock, Arkansas, we pride ourselves on informing our residents about all the upcoming events our beautiful community has to offer. Don’t hesitate to join this event on Friday!
Friday, October 19, 2018—10:00 AM
Event Venue Location:
Arkansas Arts Center
501 East 9th Street
Little Rock, Arkansas 72202