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Reconstructing identities

June 26–July 29 | Opening Reception: Wednesday, June 26, 3–5 p.m.

First Floor Galleries and the Angela Fowler Memorial Gallery,
Chautauqua Institution,
Chautauqua , NY

Curated by Erika Diamond, assistant director of VACI Galleries, this exhibition features work by contemporary artists Sonya Clark, April D. Felipe, Roberto Lugo, Jiha Moon and Wendy Red Star. These artists who work in photography, sculpture and painting, reconfigure symbols and archetypes related to their cultural heritage. Their works rely on the reconstruction of familiar objects and tropes to simultaneously deconstruct assumptions around historical narratives, complicating not only their personal and cultural identity, but the idea of representation in art.

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