In response to a tumultuous year, Intuit opens a collection exhibition on Friday, May 28, accompanied by textiles from the Social Justice Sewing Academy; both shows communicate themes of trauma and resilience.
The exhibition “Trauma and Loss, Reflection and Hope: Selections from the Collection” invites audiences to reflect on our shared human experiences of suffering, loss, healing and hope. Curated by Alison Amick, the exhibition features works by artists Emery Blagdon, Hiroyuki Doi, Lonnie Holley, Kevin Sampson, Dr. Charles Smith and Malcah Zeldis, among others, who represent different cultural and social backgrounds and came to their creative practice from various entry points. Selected works demonstrate their creators’ responses to the circumstances and times in which they live or lived, their hardships, and their resilience. Many of the pieces have not been exhibited in decades, offering audiences an opportunity to engage with the art for the first time in a long time.