The makeup we wear (or choose not to wear) is an expression of the self that reflects social, cultural, and political realities. By painting our faces, we craft how we present ourselves to the world. “Face Value: Makeup, Art, and Identity,” on view at Dorchester Art Project August 3-31, treats makeup history as a social history. “Face Value” features 16 local and international artists who explore their relationship to makeup through the lens of gender, sexual, political, or cultural identities.
An opening reception will be held Saturday August 3rd from 7-10 PM, followed by drag performances by Mick Beth, Dragon, Lachrymose, and Akira Oni at 10 PM.
A closing reception will be held Saturday August 31st from 7-10 PM, featuring a pre-loved clothing pop-up by Qwear, an online community forum that is raising LGBTQ+ voices in fashion. All proceeds go to Qwear to help document LGBTQIA+ style and elevate the voices of those who’ve been silenced.
The galleries at Dorchester Art Project are open Saturdays and Sundays from 12-6 PM.
Exhibiting artists are: Pete Cosmos, Kit Collins, Annie Harrington, Lucy Gielow, Karli Janell, Kenn Crestwell, Natasha Zinos, Tony Carter-Hill, Siena Hancock, William Barriteau, Tracy Huerta, Melissa Ortiz, Hugo Boudouin, Auddie, Marilyn Boatwright, Parul Sharma, Christy Petrie and Tyler Nicholson.
Dorchester Art Project is a community-driven art space in Fields Corner. Our mission is to serve artists in Dorchester, Boston and Greater Boston by providing affordable studio, performance, gallery and community gathering space. We are run by Brain Arts Organization which is a 501(c)3 nonprofit and volunteer collective of artists who believe in art centric programming and conscious cultural empowerment.