Let Your Hair Down
Marina Klutse is a New York-born artist with Ghanaian and Haitian roots. Her work questions the ideas of freedom, constraints, expectations, and taking up space through the lens of race, nationality, and identity. As a Black person, who are you allowed to be, and what opportunities are you afforded? Do you get space to exist with the freeness to be introspective, have rest, peace, joy, play, explore the world, or simply exist? When and where do those luxuries exist, especially for Black individuals, or at times you just have to take it. Her art is about taking up space physically, mentally, and emotionally. She focuses on individuals from marginalized groups demanding the freeness to be introspective, and the ability to experience periods of peace, rest, joy, or play despite the limitations and expectations.