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Akea Brionne's Solo Exhibition "Janus" Reviewed in Baltimore Beat

July 17th, 2023

Akea Brionne, Kitchen Table, 2023. On view at CPM Gallery. Image courtesy of CPM Gallery.

Baltimore Beat recently reviewed Akea Brionne’s (MFA Photography 2023) new solo exhibition, Janus, at CPM Gallery in the Bolton Hill area of Baltimore, MD. Brionne’s work explores the relationship between post-colonial Creole identity and social geography.

The exhibition takes its name from Roman mythology, Janus was the god of doors, gates, and transitions and is often depicted with two faces—one looking toward the past and one towards the future. The new works from Brionne, including a wall of self-portraits, take motifs from Western art history while using artificial intelligence technology to blur the lines between painting, photography, tapestry, and low-relief sculpture.

Janus is on view at CPM Gallery through July 31, 2023.

Akea Brionne was among the earliest recipients of Cranbrook Academy of Art’s full-tuition Gilbert Fellowship.

Exhibition view of “Janus” at CPM Gallery.

Learn more:

Keeping Time – Baltimore Beat

Janus – CPM Gallery

Photography at Cranbrook Academy of Art