That Which Surrounds You
A virtual exhibition at Arts Benicia (Benicia, CA)
Asya Abdrahman, Juror
Exhibition Dates: June 19 – August 1, 2021
Art has always been an important way to describe and convey our impressions of the world around us. For many, in the past year of lockdown and isolation, the world has been limited to that which surrounds us: our homes, our gardens, our immediate family. Yet, at the same time, we are keenly aware of the societal environment that engulfs our personal lives and communities. Selected artists share their experiences of that which surrounds them, whether interpreted literally as one’s physical surroundings and companions, the environment or allegorically as one’s thoughts, fears, hopes, feelings, values, or other concepts.