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Irozealb blue hoodie 2013

The inaugural exhibition in Joslyn’s Karen and Doug Riley Contemporary Artists Project (CAP) Gallery features work by New York-based artist iROZEALb (iona rozeal brown, b. Washington, D.C.). Fusing imagery and techniques from widely-varied sources — including American hip hop culture, traditional Japanese ukiyo-e woodblock prints, Kabuki, comic books, and Byzantine icons — iROZEALb’s paintings, drawings, and mixed media collages examine the ways personal identity is shaped when cultural forces collide.

The exhibition highlights iROZEALb’s most recent work, which reflects a developing interest in human relationships and coupledom. The show will include several existing paintings, including three just recently completed, and a mural created on-site in the Riley CAP Gallery specifically for the exhibition. Students from Joslyn’s Kent Bellows Mentoring Program will assist with the mural. iROZEALb opens at Joslyn on February 8 and continues through May 11. The exhibition is included in free general Museum admission.