Jite Agbro: Armor
October 23 through November 21, 2017
Opening Reception October 25, 5-7 p.m.
Mixed media print works exploring garments and projected identity.
Jite Agbro is a Nigerian American Artist who grew up in the U.S. A native of Seattle’s Central District, her work takes into account identity and belonging in a constantly shifting socio-economic landscape. She finds her direct inspiration from everyday objects such as clothing, fabric, jewelry, etc. and describes the act of getting dressed as, “Something that makes us all actors in an ongoing drama between our projected narratives and our authentic selves.” Her work explores the ritual of exchanging shared cultural cues through the use of status symbols (like clothing) and other forms of nonverbal communication. “I’m interested in how we as human beings project ourselves and our identities into the greater public space and how doing so changes the way we see ourselves and others.”
For more information about Jite Agbro visit: jiteagbroart.com
top right: The Fall, mixed media print on waxed paper, 36"x57", 2016
top left: Graduation, mixed media print on waxed paper, 78"x41"x18", 2017
middle left: Remorse, mixed media print on waxed paper, 36"x18", 2016 bottom
left: Humility, mixed media print on waxed paper, 41"x19.5" , 2016