For Venus & Serena Installation
This is for all the girls with beaded braids, that grew up cheering on the Williams sisters. Daring to see ourselves, reflected in Venus and Serena’s grace and unapologetic prowess both on the court and in the court of public opinion. The Williams sisters are black excellence, personified. And for this, I salute you
Venus & Serena @ Governors Island
Exhibition Dates: May 5- October 2023
Location: Art Crawl Harlem, 406B Colonels Row, Governors Island
Open studios, art talks and special programing, runs Friday thru Sunday 11:00am – 5:00pm. Governors Island is accessible by ferry. Visit www.govisland.org/ferry for schedules, tickets, and more information.
Please stop touching my hair
Can I touch your hair?
If you are in Austin, please check these sistas out, Zaia Sadler and Mz Charli
JC Friday: Rope Making Workshop Tonight
Learn to use old textiles or scrap fabric and turn it into rope.
The process is easy, slightly addictive, and most definitely meditative.
Date: JC Friday, March 3rd, 6:00-8:00pm
Location: Art 150, Studio #231, 150 Bay Street, Enter at Provost and 1st Street and ride the elevator to the second floor.
I’m pleased to share that one of my new Hair Rope pieces will be included in this show of contemporary work incorporating textiles, fibers, threads and mixed media.
The show description really resonated with me… All of life is connected through networks, systems, fibers, and webs. Communication (visual, verbal, electrical, chemical, and kinetic) enables an exchange of information amongst all life forms. Tenuous Threads alludes to the delicate lines that bring us together and sets us apart; that joins us yet repels us.
The opening reception is Thursday January 26th, 5:30- 8:00pm. I hope to see you there.
Exhibition Dates: January 24th- February 11, 2023
Location: Atlantic Gallery, 548 W 28th St #540, New York, NY
Sensing Woman: A multisensory event for reproductive freedom
Presented by Rosebud Woman
Curated by WoArt
Sensing Woman is a gathering to shift minds and hearts, featuring 50 contemporary visual artworks, and programs spanning culture, medicine, and governance on female embodiment.
Artworks are available for presale at SensingWoman.org.
All profits will be donated to organizations working to protect and defend autonomy over our bodies, maternal health, and care for women, including The Center for Reproductive Rights and The Center for Intimacy Justice.
Learn more about the curator, Christina Massey’s vision for the project HERE.
Exhibition Dates: September 27- October 1
Location: C24 Gallery, 560 W 24th St, New York, NY
The gallery is free and open to the public daily from 3-6pm.
I will be giving an Artist Talk on Thursday, September 29th 10:30am
#SensingWoman #SensingWoman2022 #OurBodiesOurFutures #ReproRights #BodilyAutonomy
Tell Me More About Yourself (Self-Portraits and other Autobiographical Endeavors)”
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
Sunrise in St. Croix
Textures: The History and Art of Black Hair
I recently Zoomed Kent State University museum’s excellent research in history, fashion, art, and visual culture to reassess the “hair story” of peoples of African descent with KSU Museum with co-curators, Joseph L. Underwood, assistant professor of art history at KSU and Tameka Ellington, associate professor at the School of Fashion at KSU.
To say, I felt seen during the webinar would be a massive understatement.
The talk explored topics such as the preferential treatment of straight hair, the social hierarchies of skin, and the power and politics of display.
Black hair has long been an visual signifier that has been leveraged, disdained, celebrated, and scrutinized for centuries.
I have been studying exhibition photos on the website. The shape of the combs, product packaging, and masterworks from artists including Sonya Clark, Lorna Simpson, Mary Sibande and Lina Iris Viktor have left me truly inspired to dig out some unfinished rope hair pieces I stashed away at the beginning of the Pandemic.