Jaii Marc Renee : Butterflies and Transformation
May 19 – June 20, 2021
HCAI Gallery | Monday – Friday 9:00a – 5:00p
Health Care Advocates International, 2595 Main St 2nd floor, Stratford, CT
About the exhibition :
Pride Center favorite Jaii Marc Renee returns with a provocative exploration of mental health, existence, and identity through the eyes of a queer Black man. Working on large-scale canvas, Jaii continues to push us to view the world through his eyes and re-examine what we know and think of as truth.
EXHIBIT EVENTS :
Virtual Opening Reception | Wednesday, May 19, 2021 @ noon
Artist Talk with Jaii Marc Renee | coming soon
Virtual Tour of Exhibition | coming soon
IN THE NEWS :
About the Artist
Jaii Marc Renee – Artist
The artist known as Jaii Marc Renee has been an artist since his early years, when he began to draw cartoons for family and friends. It wasn’t until high school that he picked up a brush for the first time and it was not love at first sight.
Like almost every artist, he struggled to find his identity or “style,” sporadically painting for years after his introduction in a high school art class. Self-esteem and mental health played an adverse role, clouding the road to self-identity, but it was this same adversity that paved the way for the artist he is today.