MATRIARCH — an art show — Nov 7 thru Dec 21
Celebrated artist and culture bearer Chloé Duplessis will present her latest collection of work in Aurora next month. MATRIARCH will feature fifteen original collage works on canvas inspired by the extraordinary courage, capacity, and contributions of Black women. The exhibit will also highlight lesser-known aspects of the Black female experience.
"Black women are the foundation of society and should be celebrated as such," says Duplessis. "This show is a celebration of Black women and our experiences. It is a tribute to the ancestors and a gift to all of the women that lived, toiled, and transitioned so that we all could be."
Photographs, text, and images of cultural artifacts were used to create each work of art over a 9 month period. MATRIARCH opens on November 7 and runs through December 21 at noted gallery and boutique Matriarch Mercantile, located in The Stanley Marketplace (2501 Dallas Street Unit #262, Aurora, CO 80010).
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Chloé Duplessis is a legally-blind Contemporary artist. She creates images to illuminate the forgotten, elevate the unknown, and mindfully address the present. Through her work, she seeks to erode the social constructs that oppress Women, People of Color, and those navigating disability.
Duplessis is the co-creator of the Holding Hope mural located in the RiNo Art District and the creator of the nationally recognized art exhibition, Negro Stories. With over twenty years of experience in the arts, intercultural engagement, and advocacy, she has traveled to 9 countries and 21 states in support of her work. She also has been featured in 303 Magazine, Where Y'at Magazine, The Independent and on Colorado Public Radio, CBS 4 News Denver, and NBC 9News Denver.
ABOUT THE EXHIBIT
The opening reception will take place on Sunday, November 7 at 1 pm. This event is free and open to the public. All are encouraged to attend. A portion of the proceeds from all works sold will go to support the artist's Culture in the Classroom initiative in greater Denver.