310 E Queen St, Inglewood, CA 90305
Saturday, April 6 at 5:00 PM 9:00 PM
Ends Jun 1, 2024
Transcending traditional photography within a perpetual dreamscape, Texas Isaiah’s Flowers at Your Feet: a Cherished Horizon seamlessly blends classical techniques with sacred spaces, specifically altars, to intricately intertwine the diverse facets of blooming Black trans-masculine identity. Continuing the visual conversation from his 2021 residency at The Studio Museum in Harlem, this exhibition unfolds through a diverse spectrum of photographic languages, traversing varied times and locations. Within this visual journey, textures of contemplation, awakening, authoritativeness, rest, and emotional/spiritual movement come to life. Texas Isaiah's artistry is evident in the natural expressions of sitters within photographs, weaving narratives of remembrance, prayer, contemplation, authority, nostalgia, devotion, and tenderness. In a distinctive turn, Texas Isaiah assumes the role of the sole unseen sitter, remaining invisible to the public. Functioning as an observer of these unfolding moments, he introduces a layer of intimacy and intrigue. This mysterious presence prompts the audience to reflect on the hidden perspective within the vividly captured narratives, adding a unique dimension to the exhibition's exploration of yearning and connection. Moreover, the decision to pivot from traditional natural light to other lighting materials, while maintaining a connection to ambient sources like the sun, underscores the artist's evolving vision. The spotlight, reminiscent of the sun's glow, imbues the domestic space with a sacred aura, setting aside space for self-discovery within the exhibition's sacred haven without extending an explicit invitation to the audience. By Reu Johnson Balenciaga for Flowers at Your Feet: a Cherished Horizon
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