LESLIE BERNS
"YOU DON'T LOOK...YOU LOOK..."
(A MEMOIR), I-V

2007/2014"YOU DON'T LOOK...YOU LOOK..."
(A MEMOIR), I

2007/2014"YOU DON'T LOOK...YOU LOOK..."
(A MEMOIR), II

2007/2014"YOU DON'T LOOK...YOU LOOK..."
(A MEMOIR), III

2007/2014"YOU DON'T LOOK...YOU LOOK..."
(A MEMOIR), III - detail

2007/2014"YOU DON'T LOOK...YOU LOOK..."
(A MEMOIR), III - detail

2007/2014"YOU DON'T LOOK...YOU LOOK..."
(A MEMOIR), IV

2007/2014"YOU DON'T LOOK...YOU LOOK..."
(A MEMOIR), V

2007/2014MA/MA


2007MA/MA - detail


2007
"YOU DON'T LOOK...YOU LOOK..."
(A MEMOIR) & MA/MA

2007/2014
collage on paper


A series of collages made from stamp-size photographs including images of my maternal grandmother, my mother, my daughter and myself. Interspersed with the portraits are small scale copies of drawings, like time-lapsed stills, of an Amaryllis flower at different stages of its life cycle, color chips from a cosmetics chart of various skin tones, and words defining/misidentifying identity based on appearance, race, ethnicity, and nationality.
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