ARTSPACE NEW HAVEN Presents:
Oct 30, 2020 - Dec 12, 2020
Curated by Frank Mitchell
Bek Andersen, Emily Larned, Bev Richey, Bayete Ross Smith
Power Portraits—Bek Andersen
Inkjet Prints, Wheat Paste, Oriented Strand Board
Power Portraits is a photo series celebrating a range of local leaders. Inspired by the history of activism in New Haven, as told by Mercy Quaye in the "Revolution On Trial" podcast series, Andersen draws on the tradition of commissions to capture periods of cultural and historical significance. These Power Portraits recognize the resilience of New Haven activists in a period of cascading difficulties, and are an action of representation to update and extend the record of Who Governs?
The Power Portraits are made in Andersen's pop up studio in Artspace New Haven's Project Room.