Esoteric Lore: Visual Storytelling is a growing collective of female artists who are unearthing creative outlets to explore aspects of black womanhood. With the use of photography, mixed media production, painting, illustration, and print making techniques, we focus on the stories of a historically marginalized and minimized people.
Encouraged to honor and celebrate the whole Self, this touring exhibit offers empowering images that actively respond to the lack of positive, authentic representations of Black women in mainstream media. Because the stories of women of color have traditionally been written as one-dimensional and often falsified, it is important to acknowledge the complexities behind the existence of Black womanhood. Esoteric Lore provides an avenue to collectively counter the revisionist history behind the oppressed experiences that pervade the realities of us all. Visual art forms are but tools for communication. Serving as unique agents of thought and action, this exhibition aims to encourage dialogue around the holistic understanding of seeing ourselves in one another.
Participating artists: Corinne Stevie Francilus, Taryn Lee Crenshaw, Iman Person, Nikita Gale, Michelyah, Elizah Turner, Crystal E. Monds and Faatimah Stevens
Through April 30.
Auburn Avenue Research Library
101 Auburn Avenue Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30303-2503