illuminated present is a series of works by New Mexico-based multi-media artist Isadora Stowe. The site-specific installation of paintings, silkscreens, floating mylar, plexiglass silhouettes, colored light, and projected video with incorporated quadraphonic sound embraces the senses to create a visual journey. This exhibition seeks to immerse the audience with opportunities to engage in how we construct our own realities and designate meaning. Light, shadow, color, and sound reflect the artist’s interest in the processes and negotiations of constructed identity. Isadora Stowe’s work focuses on the narrative of the environment translated and coded into complex psychological landscapes. Stowe grew up in the southwest border region, living and working in New Mexico, Texas, and Mexico. She credits these experiences for providing a heightened awareness of geographical and political boundaries and a fascination with the exploration of identity of self and the construction of home in her work.