2020 “Identity” Theme Introduced
Further, this selection of exhibits asks us how personal constructs of identity influence the ways in which we interpret and react to art. How we are seen, how we see ourselves, what we present to the world, and what we choose to keep hidden all come to bear on the unique experience each individual will create.
In its Midwest debut, photographer Angélica Dass’ Humanae Project (January 10-March 6) is a “work in progress” that casts portraits of volunteers, devoid of any classification by race, age, gender, nationality, class or religion, against a backdrop of their skin’s Pantone® color.
This ever-growing variegation catalogues these portraits in a random, yet rigid structure that strips away the false notion of superiority related to skin color.
“Art is a universal language with the power to transform lives. Shows like these are not only an honor to curate, but they allow us as a community-based art center to throw open doors, initiate meaningful, vulnerable and timely conversation for all kinds of audiences.” Whitney Valentine, Education & Exhibitions Manager
The Saugatuck Center for the Arts is dedicated to creating a vibrant arts community in West Michigan by hosting professional theater, exhibitions, films, concerts and educational programming year-round. Less than one hour from Grand Rapids, Muskegon, Kalamazoo, St. Joseph, and South Haven, the SCA will serve 30,000 children, families and adults during 2020.