“CITIZEN X”: This work by Maria de Los Angeles is part of the Arts Council of Princeton’s “A Voice to be Heard” exhibition, on view April 10 through May 8 in the Taplin Gallery.
The Arts Council of Princeton (ACP) will present “A Voice to be Heard” in its Taplin Gallery April 10 through May 8.
The exhibition explores the idea of the inner voice and the ongoing search for meaning, connection, and sense of place. The artists touch on ideas of belonging that seem truly important in contemporary life and in a society that too often feels polarized and isolated, inviting us to reflect on our points of view and shared humanity.
Joyce Kozloff, in her series “girlhood,” visually collaborated with her younger self through using childhood drawings in her current work that reflect on her education and perception of the world. She explains that through the work “a visual dialogue between my childhood and adulthood … my conventional grammar school innocence felt weirdly relevant within our polarized society, where so many people hold onto fantasies about recovering an imaginary past.”
The role of story in shaping knowledge, assumptions, our own origins and political views is similarly explored by Maria de Los Angeles through the voice of the personal. She exposes the internalized dialogue and external narratives surrounding migration through humor, story, facts, and allegory. A deeply felt voice blends the political, personal, and the mythological together. more