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Your Blood + Mine: A Meditation on Identity - Justin Li ‘20
Start Date: 1/27/2020Start Time: 9:00 AM
End Date: 1/27/2020End Time: 6:00 PM
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Your Blood + Mine: A Meditation on Identity
Justin Li ‘20

January 23 – February 27, 2020
Lamont Gallery Foyer

Reception: Thursday, January 23, 5:30-7:30 pm*
Artist’s Talk: Friday, January 24, 7-8 pm 

Justin Li, a senior at Phillips Exeter Academy, opens his solo exhibition, Your Blood + Mine: A Meditation on Identity, in the Lamont Gallery on January 23, 2020. The exhibition, of oil portraits on canvas, explores identity, coming of age, and being a queer youth of color.

Li’s works also highlight the dichotomy between the masculine and feminine, and how he has struggled with it in light of his queer, Asian, and male identities. Li notes: “Through my portraiture, I hope to tell nuanced stories about identity that we often overlook. By exploring the complexity of intersectionality, I can illuminate the multiple layers of my own identity. 

The large scale of his works and his delicate balance of realism and abstraction further impresses the vibrant qualities of his paintings upon the viewer. The largest piece, Self(?) Portrait, is 60” by 48”. The work in the exhibition also addresses LGBT concerns. Li’s title piece, Your Blood + Mine, explores societal stigma and fear of HIV through “bold imagery and iconography.”

The curriculum of the Phillips Exeter Academy’s Art Department emphasizes curiosity, self-expression, and empathy in its students and art. Li has taken a number of classes in the department, including the advanced studio course ART 500. All of these qualities are on display in Li’s stirring and poignant pieces. 

In these carefully-selected paintings, Li’s meditation on the self and identity manifests in powerful ways.

Free and open to the public. Hours: M-F, 8-6, S 10-4. Other times by appointment/PEA card access.

Project advisors: Lamont Gallery and the Exeter Art Department

*Coincides with the reception for the Cut Up/Cut Out exhibition at the Lamont Gallery.
Location Information:
Phillips Exeter Academy - Mayer Art Center  (View Map)
11 Tan Lane
Exeter, NH 03833
Phone: Mayer Art: 603-777-3361 | College Office: 603-777-3415
Room: Lamont Gallery
Contact Information:
Name: Ms. Stacey Durand
Phone: 603-777-3461
Justin Li, Self(?) Portrait
Who Can Attend:
Free and open to the public.
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