All That I AM
Derrick Adams, Breakfast of Champions, 2017, Edition of 20, Pigment print on paper, 24 x 36 in.
Phoebe Boswell, The Mechanics of Illusion III, 2017, Edition of 20, Lithograph on paper, 12 1/16 x 10 1/2 in.
Kameelah Janan Rasheed, And black?, 2017, Edition of 20, Silkscreen on paper, 23 x 19 in.
All That I AM is a series of editions organized by curator Larry Ossei-Mensah that explores the structure and complexities of cultural identity through the lens of visual art. The first installment features artists Derrick Adams, Sanford Biggers, Phoebe Boswell, and Kameelah Janan Rasheed. All four artists meticulously question edifice, language, narrative, and self image. Their nuanced modus operandi pushes the boundaries of the status quo by challenging the viewer to confront a variety of issues that impact daily life, from the construction of identity via the media to the malleability of race-related vocabulary.