#TheBeautiful Expressing the United States’ diversity through contemporary images
.........Of particular merit are the mixed media photographs of Jessica Wimbley. She achieves an aura of illusion and intrigue by juxtaposing historical portraits with stereotypical images of African American culture. In her work, she depicts universal themes of identity through elements of genealogy, Mother Nature, the artist’s own history and pop culture references. Visually, the work is very engaging; the surface is glossy and rich with translucent cosmic environments that draw the viewer in.