Ayana V. Jackson is a powerful presence to be entering Mariane Ibrahim’s new Chicago space later this month. The American artist’s portrait and movement studies deconstruct colonial ideas about the body and photography through her embodiment of lived histories, her characterisation of various identities and the consistent interweaving historic references in the process. Jackson’s captivating art speaks to not only an untold past but a reminder of a sombre history is too often forgotten, making for a powerful inaugural exhibition at the gallery’s new home in Chicago.
Ayana V. Jackson
Autumn Has Arrived
AnOther Magazine, September 2, 2019