Exhibition - Illustrative Becoming

Saturday, Sep 26, 2020 at 11:00am

Kennedy Heights Arts Center
6546 Montgomery Road
Cincinnati, OH 45213

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“lllustrative Becoming” is a term artist Latausha Cox created to describe an auto-ethnographic practice of drawing that maps an individual’s past for the purpose of better understanding their artistic identity. Creating a face-to-face conversation with one’s history, the practice of illustrative becoming allows an individual to actively address memories through an intimately drawn performance of life. This artistic approach to auto-ethnography, developed within Cox’s art practice and research, encompasses sketch journal drawings and illustrated collages. As a Black female, Cox chose to share her personal story through drawings about her racial history to better understand how her culture influences her artistic voice and educational practice. In depicting quiet memories through visual methods, illustrative becoming reveals connections and themes that provide a space for identity to be found. Viewers are invited to imagine their story and accept the challenge of creating their own collage map and their own journey of becoming. 

Latausha Cox (b. 1984; Hamilton, OH; BFA, 2007, Columbus College of Art & Design)

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