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Discursive Selves: DPI Alums Explore the Self-Portrait

Wednesday, Jul 19, 2017

Eric Lawton (BFA '15) and Daphne Takahashi curated Discurisive Selves, an exhibition opening at Westbeth Gallery in New York City this weekend. Included in the exhibition are DPI alums Nic Bloise (BFA '14), Elliott Jerome Brown Jr. (BFA '16), Rindon Johnson (BFA '12), and Paul Mpagi Sepuya (BFA '03) among others. The exhibition is on view July 21 through August 11, 2017.

Housed at Westbeth Gallery, Discursive Selves explores the contested meaning of the Self Portrait. This collection of photography and film by eleven contemporary artists reveals nuanced definitions of selfhood that acknowledge the influence of one’s social environment on one’s inner sense of identity. These artists use the camera to navigate between both fluid and fixed perceptions of the Self, and are thus able to present who they are on their own terms.