EXHIBITION KEY

BIG WORDS
All That Light
A Legacy On Our Terms

Big Words at Blanc Art Gallery



In 2017 I purchased my grandmother’s house, with the intent of preserving family history and connecting with home. It brought me some hard-earned lessons on being a first-time homeowner but it also brought me back to the neighborhood where I grew up. As I stripped paint and renovated parts of the house, I began to sit with memories of my family and some of our everyday experiences that have been so important to building my worldview and sense of identity.

BIG WORDS represents the resulting deep questioning of all aspects of my identity, and a desire to both acknowledge and share this experience, while also constructing the personal language and point of view that shapes how I move through the world.


How do we use language to inform our reality? To survive and create boundaries? How do we find the freedom to thoughtfully speak in our own language without the pressure to edit or code-switch to suit a different context? How do we carry home into the present?




Curator ······ Alison Cuddy
Curator ······ Anna Cerniglia
Medium ······· Varied
Opening ······ April 8, 2021







A Legacy on Our Own Terms



In 2017 I purchased my grandmother’s house, with the intent of preserving family history and connecting with home. It brought me some hard-earned lessons on being a first-time homeowner but it also brought me back to the neighborhood where I grew up. As I stripped paint and renovated parts of the house, I began to sit with memories of my family and some of our everyday experiences that have been so important to building my worldview and sense of identity.

BIG WORDS represents the resulting deep questioning of all aspects of my identity, and a desire to both acknowledge and share this experience, while also constructing the personal language and point of view that shapes how I move through the world.


How do we use language to inform our reality? To survive and create boundaries? How do we find the freedom to thoughtfully speak in our own language without the pressure to edit or code-switch to suit a different context? How do we carry home into the present?




Curator ······ Alison Cuddy
Curator ······ Anna Cerniglia
Medium ······· Varied
Opening ······ April 8, 2021







All That Light



In 2017 I purchased my grandmother’s house, with the intent of preserving family history and connecting with home. It brought me some hard-earned lessons on being a first-time homeowner but it also brought me back to the neighborhood where I grew up. As I stripped paint and renovated parts of the house, I began to sit with memories of my family and some of our everyday experiences that have been so important to building my worldview and sense of identity.

BIG WORDS represents the resulting deep questioning of all aspects of my identity, and a desire to both acknowledge and share this experience, while also constructing the personal language and point of view that shapes how I move through the world.


How do we use language to inform our reality? To survive and create boundaries? How do we find the freedom to thoughtfully speak in our own language without the pressure to edit or code-switch to suit a different context? How do we carry home into the present?




Curator ······ Alison Cuddy
Curator ······ Anna Cerniglia
Medium ······· Varied
Opening ······ April 8, 2021