Facing America: Portraits of Refugees Resettling in the U.S
The Forum @ St. Ann’s is pleased to present its first commissioned work, Facing America: Portraits of Refugees Resettling in the U.S. by Hidemi Takagi at the historic St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church in Brooklyn Heights. The exhibition will be on view in the sanctuary February 10 – March 25, 2016. The Forum @ St. Ann’s seeks to engage the community in conversation about the arts, ideas and civic life. In addition to the exhibition, The Forum is also offering the public an opportunity to meet Takagi at a reception on Saturday, February 27, 4:00 – 6:00 pm.
The large-scale color works on view humanize the refugee experience while celebrating the spirit of those who have journeyed far and found a new home in the United States. These affecting portraits also reflect Takagi’s strong engagement with her subjects, and her success in working through language and cultural barriers to reveal a connection between her and them and, in turn, between these newcomers and viewers.
St. Ann & the Holy Trinity
157 Montague Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201-3587