Join us for a viewing of Brandon Donahue-Shipp and Jessica Gatlin's projection Deep Breath: by Tithes and Offerings on the side of Maxon Mills!
“We often take breathing for granted, but in the last year, we were often reminded to be grateful for life giving breath. How often did you feel a tightness in your chest, a rush, a gasp, a tension? In those moments, if we could just remember to take a deep breath, a pause. A pause for gratitude. For silence. A moment to reflect, to replenish.Our use of the dieffenbachia plant in this art context refers to the cyclical exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide between plants and animals. We aim to remind the viewer of this relationship, encouraging a deeper connection to the various forms of life around us.” — Tithes and Offerings
Funding for this piece was provided by the Robert Lehman Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.
About the Artists
Tithes & Offerings is a collaborative artist duo based in Baltimore, MD. Brandon Donahue-Shipp is an painter/airbrush artist with over 21 years of experience working with public art and murals. He received his B.S. from Tennessee State University and MFA in Painting from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 2013. Jessica Gatlin is an artist, maker, and part-time sorceress. She received her BFA in Studio Art from Florida State University and an MFA in Printmaking from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 2017. Together, through various means of customization, they seek to rethink the hierarchy of value placed upon labor, aesthetics, access and currency.