How and where do you see yourself? Artists are often considered the mirrors of society, presenting ideas for us to consider. The artworks in this space show us the many ways our identities are reflected. Through self-portraits, we can examine our faces at a specific moment in time. Altered maps remind us of places we may or may not have been, triggering memories or imaginations. Even mirrors can look back at us, reflecting our likeness while becoming portals into different spaces.
Kehinde Wiley, Vagner Rodrigues Gomes (from The World Stage: Brazil series), 2008. Oil wash on paper. Gift of Adam and Iris Singer in honor of the Museum’s 50th Anniversary.
To reflect means many things. From the literal reflection of a glass surface to slowing down and reflecting on past experiences, or the present moment, to learn more about who we are.
Horacio Zabala, Monocromos sobre Phoenix (Monochromes on Phoenix), 2016. Graphic ink and graphite on printed maps. Collection of Phoenix Art Museum, Gift of the artist.
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