Aïsha Lehmann’s work addresses what it means to be of mixed race today, when historically, interracial relationships were heavily patrolled and condemned. Using printmaking and drawing techniques, Lehmann has created large scale mixed media portraits on panel inspired by a series of interviews conducted with individuals of mixed-race. Each piece is full of visual symbols of the merging of two different yet complementary family lineages.
Aïsha Lehmann is currently in Brigham Young University’s Studio Art BFA program, with minors in Sociology and Africana Studies. She is an artist and researcher, grappling with the complexities of identity in race, ethnicity, gender, and spirituality.
TALK AT MODERN WEST FINE ART
Join Modern West on October 29 from 6-7pm for a discussion with Aïsha Lehmann titled Mixed Identity through Art, Sociology, and Personal Narrative. The discussion will be an elaboration on the context behind the body of work she created while in residency at Modern West, which is on display at Finch Lane Gallery. The event is free, but limited to 50 people, RSVP required. Contact Modern West or find the event page at modernwestfineart.com to RSVP.