Conduit Gallery presents Ari Brielle: "Resist" opening reception
Ari Brielle’s work explores the politicization and vastness of the Black American femme identity and experience. Painting from photographs of women and "femmes" in her life, Brielle creates her own visual vocabulary that chronicles Black contemporary issues of beauty despite pain.
"Resist" is a site-specific installation including painting, textile and sound that celebrates the solace and peace found in nature, while simultaneously reflecting on systems that harm both people and the environment. Her screens printed on silk are quickly captured moments of her painting preparation. Brielle captured screen shots of her editing windows and other source materials that will inform the work, thus revealing the juxtaposition of her source material and the visual dialogue between them.
Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on view through April 2.