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MFA Thesis Exhibition: Jalen Ash "Sana, Sana"

On View: March 3-9

Reception: March 3, 6-8 p.m.

Jalen Ash's work is an exploration of identity as a BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) body traversing through the generational histories of her family and the struggle of cultural loss to our assimilation of Whiteness. Through the multi-faceted medium of performance, her work uses physical and mental spaces of self and technology to understand how the body functions as a screen. Our bodies house projections of generational expectations that have trickled down from the past into the present. These projections shape our own unique identities along with the personal experiences we gather as we move through the various spaces of our life. Ash's performances dissect these spaces and the systemic bias that consumes them, helping her unlearn and put an end to her own performative acts that cater to Whiteness. This can be seen throughout her most recent works which give her a space to heal and reconnect with her cultures in everyday life.

Thursday, March 9, 2023 at 9:00am to 5:00pm

Center for Art & Theatre (Statesboro Campus), Contemporary Gallery
493 I.T. Dr., Statesboro, GA 30458

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