February 10 – April 5, 2021
The Chez Est Gallery | Gallery Hours : Wed – Thr 5:00p – 11:00p, Sun 5:00p – 10:00p
Chez Est, 458 Wethersfield Avenue, Hartford
Representation is an incredible exploration of the intersectionality of these incredible artists. Originally inspired by Kamora’s Cultural Corner’s “Black Art Heals” moto, this exhibit highlights some of the incredible queer and black artists and organizers from the Greater Hartford area. This exhibition is guest curated by Anne:Gogh.
This exhibition is put on in partnership with Kamora’s Cultural Corner.
This exhibition is made possible by :
Anne:Gogh – Curator & Artist
Anne:Gogh is a proud Hartford native committed to uplifting the community through creating safe spaces for self-care and expression. She is a visual & performing artist who is determined to fortify the importance of veracity and altruism. Currently, Anne: is engulfed in working as the Artist in Residence for Kamora’s Cultural Corner and facilitator for Toivo.
Yoyo Collado – Artist
Bio coming soon.
David Elliott – Artist
Bio coming soon.
Jaii Marc Renee – Artist
Through his art, Jaii (he/him) channels the difficult symptoms of bipolar depression, putting his heart on the canvas and letting his art function as a form of catharsis. His art explores Black identity, queer identity, and the intersections thereof.
Tia Lynn “Bubblicious” Waters – Artist
Tia (she/her) has been performing for over 30 years – taking on stages in Connecticut, New York, and Europe. Bubblicious, or Bubbles as her friends call her, was one of the founding queens of the New Haven drag scene and has performed in every LGBTQ+ venue throughout New Haven. As an visual artist Tia’s art tells stories.
As an out and proud black transgender woman, Bubbles dedicates time and energy to bring awareness, support, and visibility to black and brown trans folk through performance and activism.