Lab Gallery for April 2021: Flash of the Spirit
I see myself as a Lightworker, a cosmic soul choosing to incarnate in an earthly body to illuminate truth and help in the spiritual enlightenment of the planet. I see light as a connection to the divine, using my camera to capture and embody Spirit as a possible tool for bridging our perceived world to higher states of consciousness. My performative self-portraits are an attempt at physically manifesting and documenting this shift as a form of meditation. I believe our identity extends beyond the body, into the realm of the ethereal and Spirit, and that we are infinite beings that are capable of embodying our truest expression of self.
N8 DeVivo is a visual artist working primarily with photography based out of Portland Oregon. Graduating from the San Francisco Art Institute and being a part of the Bay Area’s DIY scene, N8 has participated in numerous group shows, curated exhibitions, worked as an assistant to established artists and has been included in publications such as ID, Juxtapoz and Foglifter. Raised on a commune in rural Nebraska to white preachers their practice focuses on their evolving relation to Blackness, Spirituality, and Queerness and is seen by the artist as a “means of becoming” their authentic self.