Stories Told, Remembered

Residency and solo exhibition, Twilight Gallery, Seattle, WA     |     June - July 2016

Statement:

During my residency at Twilight, I will be using the gallery space as a venue for the methodical, painstaking process of decolonizing my body. I intend on doing this in two ways. 

The first is through a series of meditative, repetitive practices that will involve fiber, garments, and paper. These exercises will encourage the unlearning of various narratives that I have continuously been told, and have believed, about both myself and those who look like me. 

The second part of my process will be to invite women of color to come into the space and share their stories and experiences with me, which I will document and meditate on. These stories will be used to replace the old narratives that I kept alive within myself -- I will replace the colonizing white gaze with stories told by, about, and for women of color.

My story and experience is not unique, and I hope to use the privilege of the time and space given to me at Twilight to foster an environment of dialogue and discussion with like-minded women, so that we may heal and move forward together.