'Glass Ceiling' artists share their creative process during panel discussion

February 7, 2023 (Volume 46, Number 11)
Article by Clemence Daniere

The exhibition “Convergence: Cracks in the Glass Ceiling” features contemporary pieces from 11 artists who strive to break artistic and social barriers. 

Three artists, Jasmine Bruce, Bryce Detroit, and Tashif “Sheefy McFly” Turner, talked about their work and its collective impact during a panel discussion January 27 in the Haas Center for Performing Arts. The exhibition runs through March 31 in the art gallery.

The conversation unpacked themes from pop culture, economics and intersectional identities, and the artists shared their creative process and explained the nature of their art.

Bruce, a Grand Rapids-based artist and GVSU alumna, said she tackles trauma and aims to reconnect with herself through her art. 

Detroit, a musical artist, strives to create cultural spaces that emphasize neighborhood-based cooperation and economies, and cultural literacy. 

Turner, a neo-expressionist painter, brings together elements of collage and his heritage to his artwork. 

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This article was last edited on February 1, 2023 at 10:32 a.m.

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