Jessica Wimbley Exhibit
February 26, 2020 @ 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm
The College of the Canyons Art Gallery will feature the mixed media work of artist Jessica Wimbley in her solo exhibition “Belle Jet and Cabinet Cards.” Running from Feb. 3 to March 26, the exhibition is a survey of works Wimbley has created over the past six years investigating how identity is constructed through portraiture as well as inherited ideals and beliefs. Wimbley’s complex and poetic portraits are made up of layers of photographic images of herself, her grandmother, great grandmother, and other relatives dating back to the early 1900s. She also uses Victorian portraits, pop culture images from black periodicals like JET Magazine, and ethnographic images of Native, African and African American women. A free public lecture by the Los Angeles-based artist will be held on Feb. 26, followed by a reception for the artist.