For an entire year, we have experienced the seclusion and isolation of a world held hostage by the most widespread pandemic of this generation. As the venues and exhibits artists relied on to display their works experienced shutdowns and cancellations, creatives had no other option but to find alternative showcases. Some artists found it challenging to find inspiration as the weeks and months passed by, darkened by the virus, racial tensions, political dissent, and a world polarized by extremists.
Out of the Dark is an exhibition for work created during this challenging season, spanning multiple mediums. It seeks to spotlight artistic works that range from the hopelessness felt during forced separation and the hopefulness of a future beyond the pandemic. It is the record of what we lived during our quarantines and lockdowns, the stories that happened behind the closed doors of our self-governed isolation, and the words spoken by unseen lips behind the masks we wore to preserve our lives.
We were never silent.
This exhibition runs from May 15 to June 13, 2021.