- Exhibit Title: Declaration of Independence: What I will become is not what I have been
- Exhibit Dates: December 2, 2017 – January 26, 2018
- Opening Reception: Saturday, December 2, 6 – 9 pm in coordination with the downtown art crawl and 5th Avenue of the Arts.
About the Exhibit: A mixed media installation, Gibson’s Declaration of Independence continues her exploration of fragmenting national identity, delving into the diasporic experience of dis-location.
Artist’s Statement: Migration both deepens and disrupts home, roots, and origin, which live on in an imagined no-longer
place, carried in fragments of culture and memory. Declaration of Independence What I will become is not what I have been travels back in time, beyond and beneath the temptation of a nostalgic nationalism, to a more haunted autobiographical territory.
About the Artist: DPC resident-artist Cary Gibson is a visual artist, writer & liturgist who began her career as an human rights analyst & advocate. She holds an M.Phil. in Peace Studies (Trinity College Dublin, 1999) and an M.A. in Women’s Studies (University College Dublin, 2010) – both with a focus on the intersections between feminisms, queer theories, Christian praxis & justice. During a long hiatus on the margins of church, as a collaborator in the ikon collective in Belfast, NI (2002-11) she explored how the creative arts can disrupt and transform the traditional formula of Christian liturgy and ritual. She has now brought that experience to DPC.