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Chloë Bass

(b. 1984, New York, New York; lives and works in New York, New York)

Personal Choice (#2), 2020. Digital collage. Courtesy of the artist

Artist Statement

Personal Choice #2  is a digital collage combining an "excerpted" archival image from the New York Public Library's Media Collection and an original text I wrote. The image features the Broyards, a large multiracial American family previously unaware of each other due to legacies of slavery and its impact on mixed-race children, during their family reunion. The Personal Choice series is part of my larger project, Obligation to Others Holds Me in My Place, a study of intimacy at the scale of the immediate family.

Chloë Bass is a participant in Art on the Grid, a citywide, open-air exhibition presented by Public Art Fund. Conceived in the spring of 2020, the exhibition features 50 artists’ reflections on the converging crises of the coronavirus pandemic and systemic racism in our country.

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