my eyes cannot see, but my body feels

Alice Serres

my eyes cannot see, but my body feels is an entrance into the subconscious world Alice Serres accesses through introspection and their breathwork practice. This exhibition showcases a series of watercolor on raw canvas paintings and sculptures. These dream-like worlds are metaphors for the dismantling Alice practices in their life. The process of coming out as a Queer non binary person led Alice to the journey of returning to their childlike joy; a joy Alice forgot about and has been able to reconnect with through this body of work. The works represent the unearthing of their true self. While the persona they felt necessary to assume as an adult disappears, it allows the magic they once tapped into to reappear. The contrast seen through soft and hard shapes represent the push and pull of embodying their own Queerness, and all the joy and hardships that accompany that embodiment. Furthermore, this contrast alludes to the comfort and discomfort that occur as one shows themselves and the world, who they really are.

The paintings use bright colors as a means to escape the conventional landscapes and dream up a playful otherworld.

a place to escape
a playland that nourishes all that is around it
fed by the practice of submerging into one’s depths
the depths that want to be unearthed so they can be exposed, fed, and in turn regenerated as new soil

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Images by Dessa Lohrey


Alice Serres is a French born contemporary artist living in Atlanta, GA. Alice has a BFA in Fabric design from the University of Georgia. They have shown work in group exhibitions around the southeast including Swan coach house, The Office Miami, Pamplemousse Gallery, Echo Contemporary. Alice’s art practice is informed by connecting with Mother Nature, landscape studies, vulnerability, breathwork and being Queer. Alice builds upon their artworks with softness, time, rest and a belief that they have powers they have yet to discover.
Alice identifies as non-binary and uses they/them pronouns.