Unbound Visual Arts is pleased to announce the opening of our virtual exhibit Self-Preservation: A Complex Human Instinct on April 19, 2021. The exhibit, curated by Cecilia Christman, recent Smithsonian American Art Museum intern, explores forms of self-preservation in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Self-Preservation: A Complex Human Instinct is available in the Unbound Visual Arts Virtual Exhibition Gallery for 24 hours a day through June 30, 2021. The exhibit features 11 artists and 22 works of art, which include paintings, photographs, mixed media, and sculptures that reflect on themes of healing and division during the pandemic.
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Curator Cecilia Christman observes that “as a result of the pandemic and the country’s reckoning with racial injustice, the practices of individualism and self-preservation have burgeoned into many new forms.” As curator, she aimed to illuminate different forms of self-preservation, inviting artists and audiences to “explore the ways in which self-preservation can hurt, heal, divide, and unify.”
The 11 artists represented are Nancer Ballard, Donna Caselden, Linda Clave, Catherine Lawrie, Sally Lee, Elisandra Lopes, Kat Masella, Maia Monteagudo, Michaela Morse, Jennifer Jean Okumura, and Diane Sheridan.
Cecilia Christman graduated from Boston College with a degree in Art History. Since then, she has interned at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, where she contributed to exhibitions that privilege the voices of women, Black Americans, and Indigenous people. Her professional goals include pursuing a purpose-driven career in which she assists underprivileged communities and individuals. She is currently employed by a local commercial art gallery. Kyung Eun Lee has a masters degree from the Rhode School of Design.
Unbound Visual Arts (UVA) is a local 501(c)(3) non-profit organization of artists and art enthusiasts based in Allston-Brighton. UVA creates impactful exhibits and programs that encourage learning, engagement, and change. UVA has completed over 70 curated educational art exhibitions in 11 locations across 8 communities and has over 200 members and supporters. To learn more, visit www.UnboundVisualArts.org
or call 617.657.4278. This is UVA’s seventh 360 degree virtual exhibition.