"Supreme Being: The Symmetry of What You Saw and What You Say"
Artist: Rashayla Marie Brown
This is an installation image of Rashayla Marie Brown's exhibition "Supreme Being: The Symmetry of What You Saw and What You Say". The exhibition description reads as such: "In an 'undisciplinary' installation, Rashayla Marie Brown (RMB) explores a diverse array of media including writing, photography, voiceover acting, and an installation of a makeshift red 'dark room,' school desks, red vinyl window coverings, and a red carpet. Melding the aesthetics of kitsch (bourgeois realism) and communist art (social realism) with those of high art (museum design) and film, RMB’s work explores the coercive foundation of systems of display found in the desire to communicate a clear, moral message across various cultural contexts". Lauded as a 2017 Artadia Awardee, artist-scholar Rashayla Marie Brown (RMB) manages a living studio practice across an extensive list of cultural production modes, including photography, performance, writing, drawing, installation, and video art. Pictured in this photo are the works "You Stand in Front of a Modern Masterpiece (Eiffel in Vegas)" and "Your Future and Your Past or a Young Black Girl's hand in Front of Painting of a Young Brown Girl".The exhibition opened on January 19 in the Clough Hanson gallery.