January 26 – February 17, 2024
In Come See Me, Grace Whitley shows the core commonalities beneath human diversity. Every face has its own power, with its own story to tell. The paintings are unified by the images being cropped, but the uniqueness to the models’ face is as varied as humanity is itself. We are the same. We are all different. Because people are quick to judge and overlook a person by what we see on the outside, we neglect whom they are within. As Whitley created these portraits, it invoked secret emotions and provided a means to express them. Whitley shares a unique view of the world and hopes the paintings invite others to see this perspective.