“INI-SHE-ATION” Exhibition


Featuring: Shanequa Gay

June 7 – August 3, 2019

Opening Reception: Friday, June 7th at 6 – 8 PM

Artist Talk: Saturday, July 27th at 1 PM

Chastain Arts Center is pleased to announce INI-SHE-ATION, a solo exhibition by Shanequa Gay.

The concept of the work focuses on a young girl’s initiation into womanhood, the world, understanding, utopia, belief, faith, and the imaginary

INI-SHE-ATION depicts the talk between a mother and daughter, as the time has come for her daughter to learn what is going on in the world around her, she must know how to move, what to say and when to be silent. She must learn the skill of masking herself for protection, to shapeshift, to call upon the spirit, to present her power and majesty or to hide in humbleness and secrecy.  The work reveals these stories through painting, drawing, and video.


Opening Reception: Friday, June 7th from 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Artist Talk: Saturday, July 27th at 1:00 PM


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