This original showing will display paintings that explore the complicated emotional toll of lack of opportunities, resources and stability caused by economic segregation in our communities. One of the most violent displacements that can occur is the inability to stay in one’s home. The emotionality around displacement will be presented through a series of square acrylic paintings, all prepped in the same way however each being affected by their position differently. Each color field composition will represent the emotional effect of such injustices upon the development of the painting, representing the development of an individual.
Dis)placed Children hopes to humanize such social justice issues that are at the heart of the nonprofit artist residency, Second Sight Project in Franklinton, responsible for youth outreach events such as “Faces of Franklinton” and supported by the Greater Columbus Arts Council. A portion of the art sales from the showing will go to Second Sight.
Rebecca Kemper received her formal artistic training at the Knowlton School of Architecture, is the founder of Equitable Urban Futures and is an artist affiliated with Second Sight Project, an artist residency in the Franklinton neighborhood of Columbus, Ohio. Her work often mirrors her research interests concerning social justice and the city.
She is the grandniece of American painter, L.B. Porter, known for pioneering the female form into pastoral Southwestern landscape compositions.