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Alanna Airitam | 'New Histories: Where Present Meets Past'

Every week from February 3, 2024 until March 2, 2024.
Friday: 11 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: 11 AM - 5 PM
The Photographer's Eye: A Creative Collective
All Ages
Reception is 5-7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17

The Photographer’s Eye Gallery in Escondido will host an exhibition by Alanna Airitam, "New Histories: Where Present Meets Past", in which she addresses Black history by exploring society's racial past through a new lens.

Airitam’s work has been recognized nationally and internationally, and her series, The Golden Age, challenged racial stereotypes by featuring Black figures in portraits done in the style of Dutch Renaissance Masters. Airitam said the work was inspired by visiting museums and being struck by the absence of Black faces in artwork by historic masters.

“I made the work because I needed it for myself, for the ability to see blackness in a way that wasn’t so overwhelmingly stereotypical and negative,” Airitam said.

The Photographer’s Eye exhibit will mark the first time that some of Airitam's art will be shown in San Diego, where she formerly lived and maintains close ties.

Works on display will include “Dueling Dogs” from her Ghosts series, “Bananas” and “Watermelons” from her Colonized Foods series, and works from "The Golden Age."

Artist reception: 5-7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17

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Alanna Airitam

The Photographer's Eye: A Creative Collective

326 E Grand Ave
Escondido, California 92025
(760) 522-2170

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