Contemporary Arts Center
Lois & Richard Rosenthal Center
for Contemporary Art
44 E. 6th Street,
Cincinnati, OH 45202

513 345 8400


Through Her Eyes: Mama Representation Project

A Co-LAB exhibition

05 May

18 June

Exhibition Highlights

Exhibition Details

Through Her Eyes: Mama Representation is a multimedia explorative project centering the unique experiences of Black motherhood. The collaborative 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 of self-expression, discovery, and documentation of growth is led by the talented Christina Garrett of 33 West Studios. The project and exhibition will feature narrative-fine art portraits, community talkbacks, and Co-Lab workshops holding space for Black mamas to rest, relax and repower.

The project was inspired by the power of representation and the need for Black mamas to see themselves represented in a positive light. Garrett believes that the project will help to change the narrative around Black motherhood and provide a space for Black mamas to share their stories and experiences.

Through Her Eyes: Mama Representation is a Through Her Eyes collaboration between Queens Village, 33 West Studios, and the Contemporary Art Center’s Co-LAB program with support from Arts Wave.

About the Artist

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.”

Curated by

This exhibition is by Pedal Miranda, the CAC's Community Programs Manager and Elizabeth Hardin-Klink, the CAC's Creative Learning Director through the museum's Co-LAB program. Co-LAB is a public laboratory that invites artist and creatives to collaborate with the CAC on community-based projects.

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