… biomorphic surrealism from Gregory Ojakpe
I still need to seal the paint on this neon pink cart.
I love how the color pops against my Bottle Cap Pearls…
The weaving on the left is a work in progress. The photo on the right is the view from my tree house in St. Croix.
One hundred feet of rope, impeccably wrapped, woven, tied and embellished with beaded garland, ribbon, and silk flower bobbles lure you into a hue-imbued, installation symbolizing natural hair. This bold whimsical sculpture gingerly invites the audience into off the-wall conversations about implicit bias and black women’s hair..
…the “lace of light” from Iris van Herpen. Her inspiration is drawn from the ongoing hybridization of nature and technology.
I just want to know how she builds structure seemingly out of thin air.
“Free Your Mind” is a cascade of story ribbons tied to fishing nets draped upon the wall like a blanket. Visitors are invited to share written statements about experienced microaggression on a “story” ribbon which I will weave into the “Free Your Mind” blanket. Infusing the essence and yarn of each participant into the social fabric of a protective blanket.
Free Your Mind Public Art Installation
Exhibition Dates: On view for the public Thursday through Sunday from 12:00 to 5:00PM until the end of August
Location: ArtCrawl Harlem @ Governors Island, 406b Colonels Row
Theda In Residence: June 25, July 2, July 16, from 11a – 3pm.
The exhibition casts a wide net and captures an impressive variety of interpretations on the ever-present artistic motif, offering the audience a rare treasure trove of old and new takes on the creative confessional that is the self-portrait.
Curated by Juno Zago
Exhibition Dates: June 25th – August 5th, 2022
Opening Reception – June 25th, 6-9pm
Location: Gallery Aferro Main Gallery, 73 Market St, Newark, NJ
In honor of Juneteenth this year, I am sharing the public a recording of Textile Society of America’s 2022 colloquium series, (re)claiming futures.
“Surviving Blackness in America: Quilts as Political Statement”
Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi led a panel of leading Black quilters—Ed Johnetta Miller, Dorothy Burge and L’Merchie Frazier—who discussed their artwork through the lens of social justice, protest, and as a reflection of past and current situations adversely affecting the African American community.
These quilters are all members of the Women of Color Quilters Network, founded by Dr. Mazloomi. Karen Hampton, artist, TSA member made the opening and closing remarks.
(re)claiming futures is generously supported by the Lenore Tawney Foundation.
I love watching and learning from process videos.
I just discovered Robert Woods sculptural dress forms and I cannot get enough. I happen to have a bunch of tulle in my closet.