Projects > In the Middle (2005)

Michael Dixon self-portrait, racial identity, bi-racial art, performance art
The Answers To All of Your Questions
Performance Art

Racial identity is complicated. We have our perceived identity (how others view us), and our self identity (how we see ourselves). For many people these two identities line up, and they fit nicely into the racial categories of American society. As someone who is in the middle of racial categories, my two identities are at odds with one another. These paintings are about this "in-between" space.