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|Dimensions H”x W”||18” x 24”|
Member: JOANNA HENRY
My work is about capturing a moment in time and the story behind it. In many of my paintings I depict people of color, in an effort to knit contemporary, personal and painterly concerns, into a cohesive conversation about representation and story-telling.
I make art because it is a way for me to honor the many people who influence me. As I’ve continued to grow in my art I have been lucky to come to the realization that when I paint, it isn’t just for my own gratification. It is giving people the chance to experience my work and take from it whatever they need. Whether it be a personal connection, healing, new conversations, or just wanting to experience a new perspective. For me painting has also become an analysis of my culture and the positioning of a woman of color as the author when historically that hasn’t been the case.