Open Gallery: Three of a Kind Part 2: Abstractions | artwork by DuiJi Mshinda, Kara Mshinda, and Dahra Mshinda
Stop by the Barn during the Garden’s Juneteenth Celebration for a viewing of Three of a Kind Part 2: Abstractions.
Three of a Kind Part 2: Abstractions is an exhibition that highlights the creative practices and artworks of family members DuiJi, Kara, and Dahra Mshinda. In this second family exhibition, the Mshindas share a collection of abstract artworks produced between 2015 and 2023. This body of artwork, which ranges from digital photo collages to paintings and mixed-media works, celebrates the unnamable, kinetic, and emotive immediacy of creative imagination.
By focusing on abstraction rather than representational or figurative subject matter, the Mshindas aim to amplify abstraction as a radical art form of liberation. The exhibition’s closing reception is on June 29 from 5-8pm and will feature DJ Papo from the Vinyl Tap 215 collective and an open mic portion of the program.
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About the Artists
The Mshinda family consists of visual artist Kara Mshinda (b. 1978), interdisciplinary artist and DJ, DuiJi 13 (b. 1975), and Dahra Naomi Garcia Mshinda (b. 2014). Kara is a faculty member at Tyler School of Art and Architecture where she teaches an art history course on race, identity, and art practices in the Americas. DuiJi is Logistics Director for VinylTap215, a collective of Philadelphia-area DJs who hold monthly events that center community, music education, and well-being. Dahra is a dancer who attended Gwendolyn Bye Dance Center from 2017-2022. In her spare time, Dahra enjoys creating mixed-media art, spending time with family, and playing Minecraft with friends.