The Great Resignation

McCarty is living OUR best life in St. Croix. He left behind Wall Street and Savile Row Suits for the Caribbean Sea and cargo shorts.

He gifted me his collection of vintage silk ties for art supplies. And has not looked back on his old life at his Bloomberg terminal.

The Great Resignation is in honor of all the people who have chosen to honor themselves over their toxic work environments and take a leap of faith and Quit.

2022 New Jersey Arts Annual: Reemergence

My piece, “Lady Whistledown” chosen by juror, Margaret M. O’Reilly, the Executive Director and Curator of Fine Art at the New Jersey State Museum., in the upcoming exhibit 2022 New Jersey Arts Annual: Reemergence.

This open call invited a range of artistic practices and media to explore the theme Reemergence.

The opening reception is Thursday, June 16 , 6:30- 8:30pm

2022 New Jersey Arts Annual: Reemergence will be on view from June 18, 2022 through April 30, 2023.

Location: New Jersey State Museum; 205 West State Street Trenton NJ

Lady Whistledown

Future Perfect/Imperfect: The Next Century.

My piece, “Purple Fiesta”” chosen by juror, Lilly Wei, is included in the upcoming exhibit. Future Perfect/Imperfect: The Next Century.

The opening reception is Saturday, April 30, 5:00- 7:00pm.

If you want to join me for a road trip and then dash over for the last hour or so Snowball, please DM me.

Future Perfect/Imperfect: The Next Century

Exhibition Dates : April 30 to June 9, 2022.

Location: Silvermine Gallery; 1037 Silvermine Road New Canaan, CT 

Purple Fiesta

March Exhibitions

Visions & Voices; Juried Show

Exhibition Dates: February 4, 2022 – May 21, 2022

Location: The Biggs Museum of American Art, 406 Federal St Dover DE 19901

Please Vote for me in the Public Art Award

Exquisite Corpse 2022 

Exhibition Dates: March 1, 2022 – March 31, 2022

Location: Nimbus Arts Center: 329 Warren St, Jersey City, NJ

2022 JC Friday: Art Supply Swap  

Date: Friday Mar 4, 2022 from 5:00-8:00pm

Location: Art 150 Studio #231, 150 Bay Street, enter at 1st Street and Provost St and ride the elevator up to 2nd floor.

Bring a bag of art supplies and swap it for something else.

NJSCA Fellowship Exhibition

Exhibition Dates March 22 – May 21, 2022

Opening Reception: March 26, 2022 / 6-8pm

Location: Artworks Trenton; 19 Everett Alley, Trenton, NJ 

Craft Nouveau!

Exhibition Dates: April 1, 2022 – May 28th, 2022
Opening Reception: April 16, 2022 4-8pm
Closing Reception: May 21, 2022 4-8pm

Location: Blue Lines Art; 405 Vernon Street Suite 100, Roseville, CA 95678

Emotional Baggage Carts @ Expo Chicago

The International Exposition of Contemporary & Modern Art

Exhibition Dates: APRIL 7-10  2022

Location: Navy Pier Chicago, Booth 377

Theda Sandiford: Joyful Resistance

Exhibition Dates April 22, 2022 – June 4th, 2022

Location: The Center for Contemporary Art; 2020 Burnt Mills Road, Bedminster NJ

Sculpture Walk Springfield 2022-2023

Exhibition Dates: April 23,2022- May 21, 2023

Location: 411 N. Sherman Parkway, Springfield MO 65802.

ALTERNATIVE MATERIALS: A New Arte Povera

Exhibition Dates: April 24, 2022 -May 20, 2022  

Opening Reception: Sunday April 24, 2022   1:00-4:00 PM

Location: THE GALLERY SPACE/ RAHWAY 1670 Irving St, Rahway, NJ 07065

Caution Baggage Cart

International Sculpture Day

Exhibition Date: April 30, 2022 -12-3pm

Location: Sky Garden Gallery 150 Bay Street, PH9, 10th Floor

Join me for an interactive photoshoot with Emotional Baggage Carts parked on the roof of Sky Garden Gallery

Summit Public Art: The Baggage We Carry

Public Art Installation on view through – May 2022

Location: Summit Village Green, 356 Broad Street Summit, NJ 

Three Emotional Baggage Carts are on display through May 2022.

Recycle 2021

Exhibit On View: September 12 – October 17, 2021.

In-Person Opening Reception: Sunday, September 12, 2021, 12:00pm-6:00pm

On Location: 481 Van Brunt St Brooklyn, NY  11231

Bottle caps, neon yellow 550 paracord, 200′ neon yellow camo 850 paracord, hollow braided polyurethane rope, solar LED rope lights, recycled Fresh Direct bag and commercial fishing net, zip ties, gold spray paint on recovered shopping cart. Photo by April Tracey

I started calling this cart Wide Load before I was even conscious of how much of my emotional baggage is tied to the food I eat.


Don’t even think of visiting my Mom without her feeding you. I can still smell , vivid memories of being punishing for not eating my food and being reminded of the starving children in Africa. A double whammy of eat and feel guilty about eating. I could go on and on…

FIF 2021: Future Is Female

On View: September 1, 2021 – September 30th, 2021

On Location: 175 Pearl St, 5th Fl Brooklyn NY

The 3rd annual Future is Female exhibit, curated by sk.Artspace, aims to shed light on black women visual artists who persevered and became activists through their personal choices. The exhibition will highlight women, like me who unapologetically live their lives through action, women who had no intention of being a person of influence, yet raised the bar to lead, even when no one was looking – the “Unsung Shereos.”

I have three emotional baggage carts in the show, including my very first, Caution Baggage Cart.

Caution Baggage Cart

While working on my first shopping cart “Caution Baggage Cart” I was thinking about the people I had lost to Covid and the inability to properly mourn socially distant. I realized I was carrying a lot of emotional baggage related to fear of loss.

The cart needed some wheel repair and rust removal. Once sanded down, I spray painted the cart with gold and bronze paint left over from a previous project. The luscious gold wefts called to Caution tape that I had just foraged from the construction site across the street. I found just the right mix of fabric, paracord and yarns to complete the weave in my remnant stash.

Wide Load

I started calling this cart Wide Load before I was even conscious of how much of my emotional baggage is tied to the food I eat.
Don’t even think of visiting my Mom without her feeding you and taking a plate home. I can still smell , vivid memories of Father punishing me for not finishing my dinner plate and reminding of the starving children in Africa at the same time. A double whammy of eat your food and feel guilty about eating your food. I could go on and on…

Bottle caps, neon yellow 550 paracord, 200′ neon yellow camo 850 paracord, hollow braided polyurethane rope, solar LED rope lights, recycled Fresh Direct bag and commercial fishing net, zip ties, gold spray paint on recovered shopping cart. Photo by April Tracey
Bottle caps, neon yellow 550 paracord, 200′ neon yellow camo 850 paracord, hollow braided polyurethane rope, solar LED rope lights, recycled Fresh Direct bag and commercial fishing net, zip ties, gold spray paint on recovered shopping cart. Photo by April Tracey

Redistricting

When the lines between redistricting and gerrymandering are blurry…

Bottle caps, yellow 550 paracord, hollow braided polyurethane rope, solar LED lights, recycled commercial fishing net, zip ties, gold spray paint on recovered shopping cart. Photo by April Tracey

At night the sculpture lights up…

Bottle caps, yellow 550 paracord, hollow braided polyurethane rope, solar LED lights, recycled commercial fishing net, zip ties, gold spray paint on recovered shopping cart. Photo by April Tracey