Come experience Black Mama Magic at the Through Her Eyes: Mama Representation Opening at the Contemporary Art Center on May 5th. This opening reception celebrates the multidisciplinary exhibition, which highlights the unique experiences and stories of postpartum Black mamas, challenging the stereotypes and misogynoir that dominates the current narrative.
Led by Christina Garrett of 33 West Studios in collaboration with a cohort of Black mamas, this exhibition provides a space to celebrate and honor Black motherhood with co-created fine art portraits, videos, and multimedia art.
This free event is open to the general public. Registration is recommended.
Through Her Eyes: Mama Representation series is a multimedia co-created project led by Christina Garrett of 33 West Studios centering the unique experiences of Black motherhood at the Contemporary Arts Center from May 5th to June 18th.
The project is a collaboration between Queens Village, 33 West Studios, and the Contemporary Art Center’s Co-LAB program with support from Arts Wave.
Through Her Eyes: Mama Representation Project is a multimedia conversational and explorative piece centering the unique experiences of Black motherhood. Through Her Eyes: A Mama Representation Project is a platform for postpartum Black mamas to reclaim their stories and challenge stereotypes and the misogynoir that dominates the current narrative. This holistic journey is led by the talented Christina Garrett of 33 West Studios. Participants will be taken on a path of self-expression, discovery, and documentation of growth that comes with opening this new chapter in life.
Christina Garrett is a photographer and entrepreneur who shares her own path to finding her inner voice, ¨ Like many womxn I can't begin to count the number of times I have neglected myself to take care of others. Then around 15 years ago, a dear friend handed me a camera to play around with, and 33 West Studios was born. 33 West Studios is a photographer and beauty team dedicated to giving womxn from all walks of life a re-affirming and memorable photo experience that shows them what they forgot was there all along.”