In the exhibition Material Identity, artists and makers are invited to explore the substance of material, paying special attention to their place in the world, either from a focus inward, or how they identify in. The show asks how does materiality represent who we are? Does the material you use dictate who you are as a maker? How does medium speak to who you are as an individual?
Due to Covid19, Dayton Society of Artists is presenting, Intertwined, a national juried exhibition of fiber arts, online. I am one of 32 fiber artists in the show. The diversity and quality of work is amazing.
I invited friends to my studio to wrap yarn, recycled sari thread, ribbon onto cotton rope. 5 people imbued their essence and became a part of the rope, as we discussed the trials and tribulations of our hair. Finding a common denominator amongst us all, HAIR.
Please come out to see my work at SPRING/BREAK Art Show! @apc.ny (625 Madison Ave.) March 3 – 9 Featured in â€œLoss of consciousness in Five Actsâ€ curated by Imlay Gallery.
SPRING/BREAK ART SHOW 2020
625 MADISON AVENUE, NYC
VIP OPENING Tuesday, March 3rd 11am – 8:30pm
EXHIBITION ON VIEW March 4 – 9, 2020 11am – 8pm daily
Ultra Violet explores the notion of overwhelm by questioning ideas of permission, protection, aesthetics, trauma and identity as a black woman living in a world encoded with “Universal truths” determined by whiteness.
I have reread the email congratulating me for winning â€œNOWâ€¢FRIENDS ; Artist Residency, Kenya 100 times and it is just now starting to sink in.
I’m going to Kenya in July 2020! Returning to Kenya for the first time since my junior year abroad in 1990. Whoa!
NOW FRIENDS ; Artist Residency, Kenya gives an artist the opportunity to immerse themselves in real communities and obtain authentic experiences. During the 2-week residency artists are encouraged to step out of what they would typically consider their work.
While in Residency, I plan to work with community members on a collaborative project weaving hair from local textiles and found materials. I also plan to visit other artists working in Kenya. Please send artist suggestions.
I look forward to meeting new friends and seeing how my work becomes influenced by my time in Kenya. I can’t wait to go textile and bead shopping.
Im celebrating my birthday by opening my studio March 1st as part of JCFridays. Come take a tour of Garden Level Gallery. See new works in progress and maybe try your hand at wrapping some rope. All are welcome.
DATE: Friday, March 1st
TIME: 6:00pm -9:00pm
LOCATION: Garden Level Gallery; 315 3rd Street, Jersey City NJ. Between Cole and Monmouth Streets. From Manhattan take the PATH train to Grove Street. It is a short walk from there up Newark Avenue.
RSVP:Please let me know if you are going to make it so I get a headcount and can make sure there is enough food and drink for all….