Reflecting Beauty is a visually immersive art experience by J.Monroe. To keep art alive within his own community, Monroe’s first installment of the art show was held at Basquiat’s Bottle, a Black-Owned bar in the heart of Brooklyn, NY. The sold-out show had 200+ attendees captivated by a strategically selected collection of 7 images, which the artist endearingly refers to as “The Garden.” Displayed works included current visuals, spectacularly re-imagined archived photos, and reveals of never-before-seen images exclusive to the event.
The exhibition’s title, Reflecting Beauty, is inspired by Monroe’s own emotional attachment to photographing and capturing the beauty of Black individuals. The most rewarding feeling for the host would be knowing that the guests of Reflecting Beauty leave with a more beautiful perspective and self-reflection of themselves.