White Columns Online:
‘Vision 20/20’
curated by Marcelle G. Yhap

September 14–October 16, 2021

Gwendolyn Zabicki
Two Mirrors in Situ, 2018
Oil on canvas, mirror, mirrored wall, mirrored floor
Courtesy of the artist.

Simon Zoric
Coffin Rides, 2020
Red Carpet , Rope Bollards, Synthetic Grass, Casket, Flowers
Dimensions Variable
Courtesy of Lon Gallery, Melbourne. Photo: Michael Pham.

Kyveli Zoi
The Sometimes Edition No1, 2020
Oil and Metal Leaf on Linen
66 × 71 cm. (25.98  x 27.95 in.)
Courtesy of the artist.

Guanyu Xu
My Desktop, 2018
Archival Pigment Print
30 × 24 in.
Courtesy of the artist and Yancey Richardson Gallery.

Masha Sha
Home, 2019
Lumber crayon on tracing paper
94 × 145 in.
Courtesy of the artist.

Guanyu Xu
Worlds within Worlds, 2019
Archival Pigment Print
56 × 70 in.
Courtesy of the artist and Yancey Richardson Gallery.

Yoonmi Nam
Take Out (Osaka Ohsho), 2015
Lithograph on Gampi paper, glazed porcelain
11 × 12 × 13 in.
Courtesy of the artist.

Abby Lloyd
Deirdre, 2019
Apoxie Sculpt, foam, plaster, paint
22 × 16 × 16 in.
Courtesy of the artist and Sunny NY.

Mario Moore
Black and blue, 2016
Oil on canvas
72 × 60 in.
Courtesy of the artist.

Participating Artists

Abby Lloyd
Mario Moore
Yoonmi Nam
Masha Sha
Guanyu Xu
Gwendolyn Zabicki
Kyveli Zoi
Simon Zoric

Exhibition Description

In 2015, I moved from New York City back home to Liberia, West Africa. I traveled around the country and I visited community schools and held workshops for students on vision boarding. I called it, “Vision 20/20.” What was their vision, what did they see themselves doing in 5 years, in the year 2020? I asked. This was an exciting adventure for some, many had not been asked such a question before, some felt overwhelmed at the thought, but everyone enjoyed cutting visions of their future from the magazines we had. We began with a short meditation and visualization exercise. We took deep breaths and visualized our life in five years, in the year 2020.

The images curated for this exhibit are not of the visions my students saw, they are not what we imagined, but they became our vision, our reality, our 2020.

Ms. Marcelle G. Yhap, M.Ed. earned a Masters in Teaching from the University of Southern California (USC) and Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies with a focus on Human Development and Early Childhood Learning. She works as an education consultant in West Africa, collaborating with non-government schools, and various NGOs. In 2015, Marcelle returned home to Liberia to create and implement programs to enhance school culture. She is the Creative Director of a youth-lead young women’s group in Paynesville, Liberia, and is the Vice President of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. Ms. Yhap specializes in creating and implementing programs that emphasize community development through youth-lead programs focused on art, activism, and academics. Her passion for art has allowed her to broaden her teaching and understanding of how students view the world. She was the Art Director and Curator for the SHABU@90 Exhibit in Liberia, West Africa in 2019, the first art exhibit post-civil war. With over 350 guests to the exhibit, it helped to bring back the joy of beauty and appreciation for Liberian art. She is currently working on another exhibit hosted this December 2021 in Liberia, West Africa.

This exhibition is the seventeenth in a series of online exhibitions curated exclusively from White Columns’ Curated Artist Registry.

For more information: registry.whitecolumns.org

 

Gwendolyn Zabicki
Two Mirrors in Situ, 2018
Oil on canvas, mirror, mirrored wall, mirrored floor
Courtesy of the artist.

Simon Zoric
Coffin Rides, 2020
Red Carpet , Rope Bollards, Synthetic Grass, Casket, Flowers
Dimensions Variable
Courtesy of Lon Gallery, Melbourne. Photo: Michael Pham.

Kyveli Zoi
The Sometimes Edition No1, 2020
Oil and Metal Leaf on Linen
66 × 71 cm. (25.98  x 27.95 in.)
Courtesy of the artist.

Guanyu Xu
My Desktop, 2018
Archival Pigment Print
30 × 24 in.
Courtesy of the artist and Yancey Richardson Gallery.

Masha Sha
Home, 2019
Lumber crayon on tracing paper
94 × 145 in.
Courtesy of the artist.

Guanyu Xu
Worlds within Worlds, 2019
Archival Pigment Print
56 × 70 in.
Courtesy of the artist and Yancey Richardson Gallery.

Yoonmi Nam
Take Out (Osaka Ohsho), 2015
Lithograph on Gampi paper, glazed porcelain
11 × 12 × 13 in.
Courtesy of the artist.

Abby Lloyd
Deirdre, 2019
Apoxie Sculpt, foam, plaster, paint
22 × 16 × 16 in.
Courtesy of the artist and Sunny NY.

Mario Moore
Black and blue, 2016
Oil on canvas
72 × 60 in.
Courtesy of the artist.