Apposite Realities: Matters of Black Life

T. Tee. Teonta

VIEW THE EXHIBITION Ι 11/1 - 11/12.2020

Swift Gallery ι Breidenstine Hall (3rd Floor)
Reception ι
  11/6.2020 from 6:30 - 7:30 pm 
Artist Talk ι  7:00 pm

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About the Exhibition ...

My primary objectives in this collection of paintings are to shift the narratives of social identity and diversify art spaces my work is featured in. The subject matters of the paintings highlight topics of racial and gender identity. The portraits are my approach to appropriately representing the experiences of Black Life and shifting away from society’s chronic misrepresentations. My ethnic genealogy is a union of African American and Latino/a. Coming from an upbringing in diverse urban neighborhoods, to a predominately white institution, prompted me to represent my identity in my new environments. I make the art I don’t get to see in my day to day life away from home. Black Life, and lives, will always be celebrated in my art. These compositions bring diversity to my space and help me identify who I am.

About the Artist ...

T. Tee. Teonta was born in West Philadelphia. She is a senior currently working towards two undergraduate degrees,  Art Education and Fine Art, at Millersville University. Teonta has been featured in group exhibitions, most recently An Eternal Essence: A Requiem for Rita, located at the Ware Center in Lancaster, PA. Her paintings explore topics that challenge societies atypical views of social identities, such as race and gender. She was featured in the 2018 and 2019 Juried Student Shows, Sykes Gallery, Millersville, PA. Her first solo show was in 2017 at the pop-up Counterspace Gallery at Millersville University.