PREVIEW: Pressed Against My Own Glass

The last day to see Tatyana Fazlalizadeh’s art exhibition is this Friday, October 21st!

Pressed Against My Own Glass is a multimedia installation on Black womanhood within domestic spaces. “Fazlalizadeh explores her childhood and adulthood within the domestic space and how it connects to the experiences of other Black women and those who had a girlhood… While doing so, she makes connections to her Black women peers, even those like Breonna Taylor and Atatiana Jefferson who show how racist violence is a threat to Black women even in their homes.”

I’ve seen sneak peaks of Tatyana’s exhibit around campus, whether on a building on my way to my class at north quad, or the cardboard cutouts sitting on the grassy patches of the diag. I like the bluntness of her one-liner, accompanying statements with each portrait that point out flaws of the university and of her college experience. Each time I pass them, they feel like reminders to go to the exhibit, which I’ve been meaning to go to. I’m excited to see more of Tatyana’s art in the form of paintings, drawings, video, and reappropriated home objects, and the way she examines “her experiences of joy, rest, sadness, and fellowship in the home” through her art.

The exhibition is located at the Institute for the Humanities Gallery (202 S. Thayer Street). The gallery is open from Monday through Friday from 9am-5pm, and free and open to the public!

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