Some photos from Imani Shanklin Roberts' show that opened last night at O Street Studios. My friend noticed all the titles are names of Lauryn Hill songs.
“I build my art making process by allowing myself to view the world that I live in critically and as a malleable aesthetic experience. At an early age I developed a very strong sense of self and culture from work that surrounded me in my home, which referenced the African American experience. These images undoubtedly embedded itself in my personhood, thus encouraging me to embrace an Afrocentric perspective on identity, world-views, morality and aesthetics. As a result, I’ve chose to focus on the African American figure as my subject.”-Imani Shanklin Roberts