Take Care of Yourself

Solo Exhibition, Tuttleman Gallery, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

On View: July 7, 2022–September 4, 2022
Opening Event: July 8, 2022 - 5:00 PM–8:00 PM
Frances A. Maguire GallerySamuel M.V. Hamilton Building

Doah's solo exhibition "Take Care of Yourself" shows the journey of her artist residency at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (PAFA) from 2020-2021. Shortly after starting the residency program, PAFA was forced to close due to the COVID-19 pandemic and Doah had to move out of her studio with the uncertain promise of reopening.

Take Care of Yourself is a reflection on the personal and communal trauma Doah has experienced since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Her work wrestles with feelings of powerlessness and insecurity, and the loss of ownership over one's body. The exhibition brings together different perspectives to highlight the cruel realities different communities have faced over the past two years, as well as a collective need for survival.

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