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In This Body, I Persevere, brings together twelve artists from around the US who identify as BIPOC to showcase their cultural and racial experiences while living in America. These artists not only bring the experiences of living in a BIPOC body to light, but they demonstrate how one can persist and persevere despite the challenges facing them every day. The work featured in this exhibition displays a diverse range of processes, including printmaking, painting, sculpture, and performance-based work. Each artist embodies a unique perspective and concept regarding social paradigms, race, sexuality, cultural identity, or personal narratives. This exhibition testifies to the courage of the artists to explore and share their experiences while living in a world that consistently contradicts, exploits, and denies the lives and lived experiences of BIPOC people. Every artist continues working toward visual expression regardless of stereotypes, stigmas, and barriers.

Participating artists:

Summer Brooks, Mona Cliff, Dadisi Curtis Jr., Josie Del Castillo, Hiromi Iyoda, Matthew Kirk, Chandler Martin, Jada Patterson, Joey Quiñones, Mei Lam So, José Villalobos, and Pablo Villicana Lara


Opening Reception: September 8, 5-7 PM

INSIGHT Curator Art Talk: September 28, 7 PM

Final Friday Reception: September 29, 6-9 PM

Performance Piece of El Agua Que Nos Carga by José Villalobos: October 7, 2 PM

This exhibition is supported in part by the Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.


September 8 @ 5:00 pm
October 21 @ 9:00 pm
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Lawrence Arts Center Gallery
940 New Hampshire St
Lawrence, KS 66044 United States
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