Chicana poet Gloria E. Anzaldúa once wrote that “Nothing happens in the real world unless it first happens in the images in our heads”. If this is true, then – for artists – changing the image in our heads must begin through an artistic exploration of one’s own identity. But what happens when who you were doesn’t comport neatly with who you are – or who you want to be?

Camden FireWorks presents Duality: Reflection, Representation & Other Matters of Self. A group exhibition of three artists and how they use art to facilitate growth in understanding, accepting, and owning of their multi-faceted identity.

Chef. Artist. Builder. Broken. Whole.

All are relevant descriptors when exploring the myriad ways in which the arts can help use pull together those seemingly disparate parts of the self.

Duality will exhibit at Camden FireWorks, 1813 S Broadway, Camden, NJ 08104 from April 2 to May 19, 2023.


About Camden FireWorks

Camden FireWorks opened in Camden, NJ in June of 2016.  Camden FireWorks’ mission is to use art to create social change. As the only independent art gallery in Camden, New Jersey, we have featured artwork from diverse artists representing a variety of disciplines.  In addition, we offer studio rentals, art workshops, and hosts exhibitions and cultural performances in our 1889 firehouse.