A solo exhibit from Li Chen, exploring the themes of femininity and masculinity.
Although the word paraphernalia often brings to mind odds and ends needed for various activities, artist Li Chen channels its original meaning – items not included in the dowry – in her solo exhibit, Paraphernalia. The exhibit, held at the multi-disciplinary community space known as Almacen, tackles personal narratives, rituals, and faith and gender issues of femininity and masculinity. Paraphernalia is a mix of glass fusion pieces, which like the themes of the exhibit, contain a duality of qualities – dangerous yet gentle, hard yet transparent. Don’t miss this intersection of personal artistic expression and social commentary, open until the end of August.