IG Steel Resolve

Works by Arkansas artist V.L. Cox are currently on display in the virtual exhibition “Watershed” at the Iridian Gallery. The exhibition is a collection of new work and select pieces from her national tour, visible at iridian-gallery.weebly.com and on instagram @iridiangallery. A podcast interview with the artist will launch this weekend on our website, Spotify, and Apple Podcasts. The piece pictured above is "Steel Resolve."

Cox’s work, in which she manipulates and combines objects, addresses social justice and the interactions and reflections of a queer woman who was raised in the South. One of her new pieces “Southern Exposure” comes from a self-portrait, where the visual removal of a simple sleep shirt exposes the skin and vulnerabilities that lies beneath.

“Watershed” is rooted in the artist’s belief that the documentation and historical importance of visibility, conversation, and growth lends the potential for understanding and to help mend the wounds of injustice which continues to polarize our communities.

Exhibitions by Erika Diamond, Eric Anthony Berdis and Braxton Congrove remain on display in the gallery at Diversity Richmond until April 10.