My solo show, Triggered, Truth & Transformation opens this week in Auburn NY.
Exhibition Dates: March 25-May 28, 2023
Location:Schweinfurth Art Center; 205 Genesee St. Auburn, NY 13021
I will be leading a rope making workshop on April 15, 2023. Please join me
Despite the growing commitment to racial equity, the day-to-day experiences of women of color are not improving. Women of color face similar types and frequencies of microaggressions as they did two years ago – and they remain far more likely than white women to face disrespectful and “othering” behavior.
The weight of these triggers underpins very real consequences… stress, anger, frustration, self-doubt and ultimately feelings of powerlessness and invisibility. These triggers come with a hefty toll of emotional baggage.
Extensions of rope, wrapped, knotted, woven, and embellished with recycled textiles, zip ties, ribbon and yarn, gingerly invite the audience into off the-wall conversations about the “respectability politics” of black hair. My Emotional Baggage Carts are vessels for this racial trauma. The act of making, weaves the sting of daily microaggressions into the cart, freeing me from these constraints.
Each One Teach One: Preserving the Legacy in Perpetuity
A collaborative exhibition between
Art in the Atrium, Inc. (ATA) and the Morris Museum
Opening Reception: March 16, 6:00-9:00pm
Exhibition Dates: March 17 – August 27, 2023
Location: The Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Road Morristown, NJ
Artist TalkThursday, March 16th
6-7 PM Exhibition Viewing & Light Reception
7-8 PM Panel Discussion “Lifting as you climb”
8-9 PM Exhibition Viewing
Mentor and mentee panel discussion featuring: Ben F. Jones, Mansa Mussa, Gannon Crutcher, Cathleen McCoy Bristol, Bryant Small, Dawn Stringer, Theda Sandiford, and Cheryl Riley, moderated by Morris Museum Curator Michelle Graves
For the artists featured in this exhibition, sharing their gifts with others is an inextricable part of their work and lives. Each One Teach One: Preserving Legacy in Perpetuity features the work of 36 artists who have taken part in the meaningful exchange of wisdom, ideas, process, career, culture, and more. The works of mentors are juxtaposed alongside the work of their mentees, highlighting the impact the relationship has had on both parties. The artists included in the exhibition speak to their experiences in their own words, translating what can be seen in the power of their art into a narrative that shines a light on the importance of the mentor/mentee relationship. Featuring sculptural works, paintings, fiber arts, collage, and more, this exhibition in partnership with Art in the Atrium, Inc. explores another dimension of Black art and artistry, emphasizing the importance of legacy, community, and the profound impact it has on the arts.