Can I Get A Witness
Gazelli Art House
Through a multi-faceted approach, Can I Get A Witness depicts Brooks’ childhood within a black, female-led home. The intimate display features medical scans memorialising the artist’s body before undergoing gender affirming surgery, alongside mixed media imagery grappling with the historical policing of black women, and empowerment as a subsequent tool of survival. Through these elements, the artist simultaneously weaves themes such as femininity, girlhood, queerness, family and the black church.
A new range of mixed media and oil paintings, installations and sound-based works chart the various angles and journeys of Brooks’ life – childhood familial experiences, gender identity and powerful friendships amassed along the way.