Written By Alyssa Pappas
I have always appreciated all different forms of art. From music, paintings, and dance, I have thoroughly enjoyed watching it all. However, this week I experienced a completely different sensation when I attended the Solo exhibition of queer Latinx Art on Wednesday.
I have never encountered art like this before. There were different videos around the room in which you could watch and listen to. There were also different photographs around the room that you could look at as well.
One photograph that stood out to me was the one in which a woman was in a cloak and looked as if she was in white paint. It stood out to me because I feel as if it had a somber feeling to it and a very deep meaning behind it. I feel as if this was representing someone who was experiencing the feeling of rejection in any way. Whether it be about a coming out story, in which this particular woman felt ridiculed for not being strait possibly? I just really loved the depth of this photograph.
The part of this exhibit that was my favorite was the sound booth. At this section of the room, spectators were allowed to play with these different sounds and see how if you put your hand closer to certain sensors, the noise it would make. I had a lot of fun playing with the sounds! It was really cool!
Overall, throughout the entirety of my night witnessing this exhibit, I got to see pieces of art that I have never seen before. It truly opened my eyes to new perspectives on what ‘art’ itself is. I am so happy that I got to experience this new discovery.