The Oak Cliff Cultural Center proudly presents Safe Place, works by Ari Brielle. Safe Place opens July 27 - August 30, 2019. We will host a reception on Saturday July 27th, from 5:30pm-8pm.
Safe Place explores the politicization of the Black feminine body and identity. Ideas of ownership, self care, community, and agency of one’s body and experience are examined and questioned. This exhibition works with the ways in which black femmes adorn our bodies (which are often not safe from scrutiny, appropriation or violence) and our connection to each other and the natural world, bees, in particular—a species not native to this land, but brought here for the benefit of colonizers.
About the Artist
Ari Brielle is an emerging visual artist based in Dallas, Texas. She completed her BA at the University of North Texas in 2016 where she cultivated her studio practice and studied interdisciplinary Art and Design. The intersections between race, gender, class, and other identities greatly inform her experience, politics, and artwork. Brielle's work deals with the nuances and inequities that come with her intersecting identities as a young black woman, while exploring and employing various formal disciplines