Maria-Lana Queen is a mixed media artist, born and raised in Washington, D.C., who uses her artwork to express her private thoughts on issues she is passionate about. She uses her unique coded language of symbols, markings, colors, and images to express without censure or comment, all that she holds inside unspoken - even outrage.
Each of the paintings in the exhibition challenge our own thoughts along with the thoughts that Maria-Lana offers from the narratives she presents in her paintings. She is clear in her thinking: I was born here. This is my home. No matter how bad I am made to feel about being a Black American, I am an American, and I am here to stay! Oh, Say Can You See… Me!
Saturday, September 10 at 11:00am to 5:00pm
Knowhere Art Gallery
91 Dukes County Avenue, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557