If someone had told me that in the past two years, I was going to have not one, but two solo shows, I would have laugh so hard at the idea. I mean, I am not the only artist that is in a constant battle with herself about the worthiness or quality of her work, right? We doubt ourselves and our abilities so much that it feels like a personal victory when we finally decide to share our work with the world. It is also terrifying! After going through the ordeal of putting together these two exhibitions, I must also say that it was worth it, if for no other reason that for the satisfaction of knowing that I overcame my fears and did it anyway!
The first solo show that I had was actually not in person, but virtual. Martin Delaney sent out an invitation to show our work in his brilliant virtual gallery and I sent my Dancer in the Street Series. I am personally very proud of this series as I shot it all with my Fuji X-100 T with a fixed lens (23mm, f2). If you missed it you can watch the walk-through video HERE.
Sadly, the video does not have the text that accompanied the exhibition, which you can read under the Exhibition section on my website.
The second solo show, or my first in person solo show, was based on my Resilient Portraits 2020 series. This exhibition was the culmination of the project that I started during lockdown back in 2020. It is difficult to explore mental health issues in general, but when they are your own it becomes even more challenging. I am not exaggerating when I say that this project has changed my life for the better and I will forever praise the healing qualities of art-making as a coping mechanism. The exhibition was set up at the Camera Club in London and here are some snaps from the day when I set up everything.
You can watch the walk-through of the exhibition here:
These projects have given me a new insight into my own resilience and my wish to share my experiences with others. I have new exciting projects in the horizon and I can't wait to share them with the world.