On November 28 evening, I hosted my first ever art show. It showcased my collection of work, VICISSITUDES, which is made up of five photographs and five digital art illustrations that represent different steps that we go through in times of change. This collection is heavily inspired by my gender transition and many other changes that I have embraced this year.
I feel so thankful for everyone who helped make this show happen everyone who gathered to see my art for the first time. I still cannot believe that the show sold out in five days. It took place in a cozy studio in Chinatown, music by DJ Gasolina was playing for the duration of the show, there was an interactive piece encouraging self-reflection, and we offered drinks, popcorn, and Polaroid photos to take home.
I was definitely nervous to have people looking at my art for the first time.
I was definitely nervous to have people looking at my art for the first time. This collection is so incredibly personal and it took a lot of vulnerability to create it. I was determined to use this show as an opportunity to see people's reactions and hear the different interpretations of my work. By stepping outside of my comfort zone I was able to have some truly wonderful conversations that will always stay with me. Thank you to everyone who took a moment to discuss my work with me and to tell me about how it impacted you.