“Photo/Series” Opening Reception Today

 

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“Photo /Series” 

Opening reception Tuesday July 10, 6:00pm -8:00pm

Rotunda Gallery; Jersey City Hall 280 Grove St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

Three images from my 2016 St. Vincent and the Grenadines sailing vacation are in this group exhibition featuring photographic work displayed in series.

Sewing Party This Saturday (7/14)

and you are invited… DM me to RSVP.

I printed my Woman Woman Selfie onto heavy fabric for a 10’x 8′ tapestry.

Im on deadline for a show and need help sewing bottle caps, buttons and beads onto the fabric for the hair.

If you can’t sew, don’t worry, we are really just tying knots. Check the 3 short You Tube videos below and you will be ready to hand sew. EASY

Come for 30 mins or come for the duration. Bring a friend or just yourself.

Mimosas, ice tea, fruit and continental breakfast/brunch fare will be served.

Plus you will have my gratitude.

Sewing Party

Date: Saturday July 14th

Time: 11:30am-3:00pm

Location: Garden Level, 315 3rd Street Jersey City NJ.

For Locals: 3rd Street between Cole & Monmouth Streets.

From Manhattan: Take the Path Train to Grove Street exit  and walk up Newark Avenue. Turn right on Cole Street and right on 3rd Street.

Step down to the Garden Level, the door will be unlocked.

Wonder Woman Selfie WEB
48″x36″x2″ Mixed Media 2017 I LOVE Wonder Woman. I grew up watching the Linda Carter’s Wonder Woman and wanted to be a bad ass too. After seeing Patty Jenkins’s Wonder Woman in Theaters, I knew I had to pattern my next Super Selfie after Wonder Woman

 

Photo Series: This Is How I Do Vacation Photos

Three images from my 2016 St. Vincent and the Grenadines sailing vacation are in this group exhibition featuring photographic work displayed in series.

“Photo /Series” @ Rotunda Gallery, Jersey City Hall

LOCATION: Rotunda Gallery; 280 Grove St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

“Photo / Series”  runs July 6-31, opening reception Tuesday July 10.

I was sleeping onboard an anchored sailboat in St. Vincent & The Grenadines when a gaggle of birds woke me into a funk. I came topside, to shoe away the birds and realized what the fuss was all about. This amazing sunrise. Thanks to the birds and my iPhone, this is how I do vacation photos.

Selfie Joy Celebrates Talent of Black Women

I am honored that BET selected to gift “Selfie Joy” to recognize women who have moved the needle in the music business at the BET Awards this year.  My piece, “Selfie Joy,”  celebrates the unique strength, endurance and talent of Black Women as a whole and individually.

Thank you, Juliette Jones- Atlantic Records, Ethiopia Habtermariam -Motown/Universal and LaTanya Newt- BET for your examples of strength, endurance and talent. Your talent and greatness is not limited or defined by gender or color, but is enhanced by these attributes. You embody the woman who is Selfie Joy. Bravo.

Selfie-Joy
24″x 36″ Fine art print
AVAILABLE on https://thedasandifordart.com/products/selfie-joy

Installation of Infinite Possibilities

Im redoing the art in the lobby of A Condo in downtown Jersey City for the month of June. 

The opening reception will be Friday, June 8th, 7:00pm-9:00pm. Please come see…

LOCATION: 389 Washington St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

The show, Infinite Possibilities is the personification of my artist statement, for real for real.

WE all wear masks. Masks to pretend, to hide, to celebrate or just to put our best face forward in a selfie.

I construct masks for protection. What may start off as an ugly statement, in the end, becomes something beautiful.

I transform drawings, photographs, along with found and meticulously collected materials into self-portraits.

I photograph my process and then digitally manipulate these images to extend the narrative as part of my personal mythology.

Fragmented identity juxtaposed with the existence of infinite possibilities is a recurring theme in my work.

The show consists of four early mixed media works 24″x12″ , two large aluminum prints 40″x30″, Headache and ZYX, one 30″x30″ mixed media portrait, three underworld goddesses 20″x20″ and three Gossip girl masks 20″x20″. Im also draping two 20’x10′ fabric panels of my print “Tag 8” from the ceiling to floor in the seating area.  

June Art Life Party Time

The day after I get back from St. Croix, June 2, it’s art partying time. Let me know if you are down to play.

I have two openings on Saturday June 2. The first in Montclair and the second in Asbury Park. Im trying to hit both. Do you want to come with? ill drive.

Viewpoints 2018
Opening Reception: June 2, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
LOCATION: Studio Montclair, 127 Bloomfield Ave., Montclair, NJ
This is the second time, i’ve earned entry into Viewpoints. The show was juried by Gary Garrido Schneider, the Executive Director of Grounds for Sculpture.

Psykhe
Size: 20 x 20 in
Medium: Fine Art Print
Psyche was the goddess of the soul and the wife of Eros god of love.
She was once a mortal princess whose beauty earned the ire of Aphrodite when men began turning their worship away from the goddess towards the girl. Aphrodite commanded Eros make Psykhe fall in love with the most hideous of men but the god instead fell in love and carried her off to a hidden palace. Eros hid his true identity and told Psykhe she must never gaze upon his face. Her jealous sisters, however, tricked her into disobeying and the angry god forsook her. Psykhe searched the world for her lost love and eventually came into the service of Aphrodite. The goddess commanded her perform a series of seemingly impossible tasks which culminated in a journey to the Underworld. Psykhe was afterwards reunited with Eros and the couple were married in a ceremony attended by all the gods.

Hoboken Art in Asbury Park
Opening Reception: June 2, 7:00-10:00 pm
LOCATION: Palette Gallery, 716 Cookman Ave, Asbury Park, NJ

The opening reception of my lobby installation at A Condo is
Friday June 8th 7:00 – 9:00pm.
LOCATION: 389 Washington St, Jersey City, NJ

I am draping a huge 20’x20′ printed fabric and showing 6 new digital collages, 4 early mixed media works and a selection affordable small works on paper. Please come see and have a glass of wine on me. The wine will be flowing. Let me know if you can make it. Its a short Path train stop to Newport Pavonia or Grove Street and walk over.

“Tag 1” Digital photo collage. Street Art Mash Up 2015 #ThedaSandiford #Graffiti

Later this summer…
AHAC Window Display Aug./Sept. at the Atlantic Highlands Arts Council
54 1st Avenue Atlantic Highlands, NJ 07716
https://aharts.org/
I have a window installation idea brewing, worthy of Anthropologie display. I need large plastic laundry and Orange Juice bottle caps. Please let me know if you can save these for me.

BWAC Recycle 2018 Award Winner

Guess What?!!!

“Wonder Woman Selfie” won a Certificate of Recognition at BWAC Recycle 2018 this past weekend.

Big massive thank you to Juror, John Cloud Kaiser, Director of Education, Materials for the Arts for recognizing my work. Thank you.

The show is up through June 16th.

Location: BWAC 481 Van Brunt St Brooklyn, NY