“Displaced” (co-curated by Noah Grigni and Aviary Gallery) features works by Boston area artists who have experienced and responded to displacement, dysphoria, dysmorphia, or erasure in various ways. Drawing from a range of identities and experiences, this intentionally varied body of work touches on themes of cultural identity, marginalization, isolation, physical trauma, gender dysphoria, mental health, and the relationship to the self. As artists, we create work as a means to process personal experiences, navigate and confront systems of power, and uplift our communities. “Displaced” includes work spanning a range of media, including painting, printmaking, collage, and digital illustration.
Some artists have chosen to donate a portion of the profits from their art sales to relief efforts in Puerto Rico, where hurricane Maria and its aftermath has displaced over 70,000 American citizens - much of the island remains without power more than two months after the storm.
Noel'le Longhaul, Sami Martasian, Kuresse Bolds, Beyon Wren Moor, Aria Carpenter, Rocky Cotard, Sheri Furneaux, Noah Grigni, Olivia Grim, YoAhn Han, Louis Roe