Big Medium presents Taylor Barnes: "Pressure" opening day
"Pressure" seeks validation of the black female form by allowing it to exist as a mindset that rejects mind-less strength and claims self-preservation. The black female is no longer an object that will continue sustaining trauma. These nuanced gestures are a glimpse into the awakened future.
Utilizing visual language as action, barnes allows her figures to challenge patterns of complacency and grab hold of power. These work’s collective mantra silence no longer protects us; we will not exist here removes the strain placed on black women to teach and exist in spaces where we are unwanted and places agency on how we position ourselves in this revolution.
The exhibition will remain in display through October 10 by appointment only. To allow for social distancing, appointments will be scheduled every 30 minutes, with a maximum of 10 guests at a time. Appointments must be made with at least 24 hours advance notice. Masks are required at all times.