November 1- 30, 2021
“Enuf/EXHALE” navigates the rituals of self-care as a means to confront trauma, anxiety, violence, overwhelming emotions, and over stimuli. Within this flag, the character One Who Breathes partakes in a performative exhale evoking a reminder that we have the authority to be, reclaim, and make room. Frenzied foliage melts amidst analog static and exists within One Who Breathes’ mind. It signals Enuf and is contrasted by the syncopated leaf/ X pattern—the rhythm of the exhale.
One Who Breathes, who is the protagonist in the ongoing series of work Take Care, operates within and harnesses the color of cobalt blue which vibrates throughout this flag and amongst the pulsing pattern of the fragmented X pattern (for exhale). A color with vast symbolic meaning, blue serves as a signal of serenity, understanding, power, and protection. One Who Breathes is the gatekeeper, the preparer, the clearer, and resets the space to usher in next One Who Heals.
Alexis Rivierre (b. 1991) is an interdisciplinary artist who creates visual narratives; her practice functions within the expanded field of painting utilizing a range of media from photography to textiles, and performance. In addition to her artist practice Rivierre partners with arts organizations, museums, and universities to develop educational resources and facilitate art workshops and lectures. Rivierre earned her MFA in Studio art with an emphasis in painting at Wichita State University in 2018 and a BFA in Art/Painting, with a minor in Art History from Missouri State University in 2014. Rivierre has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions at Wayfarers Gallery (Brooklyn, NY), The Ulrich Museum of Art (Wichita, KS), The Kansas Museum (Wichita, KS), and Center  Artistic + Social Practice in Ontario, Canada. She was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, and currently lives and practices in New York City.