Expressive Creative Soul: on display now through mid March
LOCATION: Bridge Art Gallery; 199 Broadway, Bayonne, NJ 07002, USA
Seven works from my Woman of Wonder collage series. A pure celebration of expression, music, femininity, and belief in oneself. A confirmation of life repeated as a cannon of â€˜I am who I am.â€™ We often travel to the corners of the planet looking for safe places to BE. When what is actually necessary is a declaration: â€œWe are our own selves!â€ There is a place for all of our being; the sexy, the demure, the loud and the reticent. On our own terms of being in our own skin when and how we need to be: Ella, Eartha, Grace, Diahann, Billie, and Nina (YES! Nina) taught us and made way for the Cardiâ€™s, Beyonceâ€™s and even Nikkiâ€™s of this world. We all fit and there is plenty of room for us. When we make room for ourselves.–
Boot Launch Party @ Space Cowboy February 28th
I’m launching a Wearable Art collaboration with Planet Cowboy based on my painting Future Past. The piece is reimagined as bootsâ€”handcrafted in Mexico, embroidered heel to toe.
February 28th 7:00-9:00pm @ Space Cowboy Boots
LOCATION: 234 Mulberry St, New York, NY 10012
Pours by Brooklyn’s Dukes Liquor Box
#cowboots #wearableart #wherewillyourbootstakeyou
Open Studio Party @ Garden Level Gallery on March 1st
Join me for a tour of Garden Level Gallery and celebrate my birthday too. Come see my new rope works in progress and maybe try your hand at wrapping some rope. I’lll be demoing rope wrapping at 7:00pm. All are welcome. Step down to #GardenLevelGallery
Pro Arts “Identity”… March 5- March 30th
LOCATION: Garden Level Gallery: 315 3rd Street Jersey City, NJ. Between Cole and Monmouth Streets. From Manhattan take the PATH to Groove Street and walk up Newark Avenue.
Wonder Woman Selfie is having herself a moment… She will be on display as part of Pro Arts “Identity” show in Rahway NJ, March 5- 30th. Join me for the Opening Reception on March 10th.
OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, March 10, 1-4pm
LOCATION: The Gallery Space; 1670 Irving St.Rahway, NJ
Devine Femme @ MoCADA…….March 8 – April 12
It is amazing what can happen when, I get out of my own way and share my art work. I shared an art post on LinkedIn and invited to participate in Divine Femme at MoCADA museum in Brooklyn, NYC. Jut like that. Social graph = Serendipity…
Over the last 20 years The Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA) has used the visual and performing arts as a point of departure for exploring new artistic production across a variety of disciplines. Through exhibitions and programming, MoCADA incites dialogue on pressing social and political issues facing the African Diaspora and fosters a dynamic space for the creation and continuous evolution of culture. Some notables who have been featured at MoCADA include Terence Nance (Random Acts of Flyness), Wangechi Mutu, Jamel Shabazz, Ava DuVernay, Saul Williams and now me.
Neon Autotune, below was chosen as the main promotional image for the show that is representative of how far (or NOT) society has come in our understanding, recognition, and celebration of the femme form –mind, body, and soul– as a spiritual rite.
This body of work is a collection of one sided conversations. As a woman, I find it is often easier to make my way in the world by keeping my mouth shut. To simply grin and bare it when haters, well meaning friends or co-workers say or do something incorrect or insensitive.
As a child, my father would say to me, â€œBetter to be thought a fool than open your mouth and remove all doubtâ€. So in keeping my mouth shut, I learned, to be seen, and selectively heard.
With ‘Big Mouth’, I am all of it. The sass, the crass, the erudite and more than that, aware. Aware of the language used to quiet me down. To remind me of what is and most importantly, what isn’t being said.
-13″ tall boot
-1 1/2″ stacked leather heel
-full leather sole
-Canvas on Leather top replicating Theda Sandifords are Piece
-Embroidery on foot on heel to compliment image.
-handcrafted in Mexico by Planet Cowboy
*Limited size run available
Please call for more information 646 559 4779 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The original art was made in response to being asked to “Dim my Light” so that â€œless dynamic peopleâ€ would not be threatened by me. Reimagined as a boot, this work of art is now a potent reminder to Always Be You, No Matter What.
Yarn Wrapping: Sewing Circle
There is something cathartic about wrapping yarn and rope. The yarn in my hand. The dexterity of my fingers. My failing eyesight…
If you join one of my upcoming sewing circle sessions, we will wrap rope and embellish the rope with pony beads, garland and pink army men. No experience necessary.
Saturday Jan 12th 12-3pm RSVP here
Saturday Jan 26th 12-3pm RSVP Here
LOCATION: Garden Level Gallery 315 3rd Street, Jersey City, New Jersey 07302
Fall Exhibitions Last Look and Artist Talk
On Sunday, January 27, the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey will hold a â€œlast lookâ€ reception and informal artist talk for the closing of their three fall exhibitions Kevin Blythe Sampson: Black and Blue, Messages from the Interior, and me Stair-gazing: Theda Sandiford. Sampson, Sandiford, and Fred Scruton will be in attendance and each will discuss their work, process, and answer questions from the audience. Join us from 3â€“5 PM.
January 27th, 3:00-5:00pm
LOCATION: Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, 68 Elm St, Summit, New Jersey 07901
I’ll be showing at 14C Art Fair with Calabar Gallery.
Friday 4â€“9 (VIP only)
LOCATION: Hyatt Regency Hotel, 2 Exchange Place Jersey City, NJ 07302