Being Seen is a contemporary art exhibition that explores issues of exposure, vulnerability, and beauty, with a specific focus on the strength of women who allow themselves to be seen for who they are.
Through four Detroit-based artists, Joyce Jeffrey, Tia Nichols, April Anue Shipp, and Cara Marie Young, we see different levels of exposure. From small glimpses of skin, in Cara Marie Young’s paintings, to nationally recognized faces in April Anue Shipp’s quilts. Joyce Jeffrey’s photograph series, Knot Bad, captures the faces of beautiful Black women that affirm who they are by being seen as they are. Tia Nichols’ work captures everyday people as magnanimous people both humble and intimate. In this way, Being Seen, allows us to see ourselves and each other in a safe space.