an exhibition for PrintAustin 2022
There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting.
Veracity brought together work from three artists employing distinct lenses to authenticity. Shanisia Person explores diverging aspects of gender, employing literal transparency to appose its place in the broader society with how it functions within the BDSM community. Brent Pheto populates his world with relatable characters demonstrating the ubiquity of disempowerment through the raw emotions often present in everyday situations. Cameron Gray utilizes materiality as a codex to unlock the ancestral spirit, selecting objects that often have violent connections to Blackness and repositioning their narrative. In combination these artists present an uncompromising view of a world which would prefer that we close our eyes rather than see the truth. The show was hosted by Something Cool Studios.