Despite a 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 disrespectful and “othering” behavior as they did two years ago before the Black Lives Matter movement galvanized worldwide.
Most days, I feel like I am scrambling to the top of Chutes and Ladders’, board game. For each step forward, take two steps back. Land on good deeds of allyship to climb ladders, but watch out for the haters, their passive aggressive chutes are a doozy and will send you tumbling down the ladder, to start the climb all over, again.
On view at Art150 studio #231, 2nd floor 150 Bay Street. Enter at 1st Street and Provost and ride the elevator up to the 2nd floor. My studio is on the Bay Street side of the building.
Chutes and Ladders is on display though the end of June and is a featured event for JCFridays Friday June 3rd from 6:00-9:00pm.
Chutes and Ladders
Vintage Gi Joe action figures, black metallic yarn, handmade eyelash yarn, black and brown cotton/rayon poly blend fabric, African printed fabric, vintage African fabric wrapped on recycled polyurethane spliced jungle gym rope netting.
The 20th year anniversary of the Newark Arts Festival 2021 is October 7 through 10, 2021.
My Middle Passage installation of 3 emotional baggage carts will be in the Newark Arts Headquarters at 609 Broadstreet, Newark NJ.
I plan to be at the Festival for the opening on Thursday October 7th and bopping around the festive that weekend. DM me if you want to link and gallery hop.
NEWARK ARTS FESTIVAL HOURS
Thursday, October 7th
Friday, October 8th
Saturday, October 9th
Sunday, October 10th
Covid Protocols: To enter the Newark Arts Headquarters (609 Broad Street), all will be required to show a vaccination card or negative Covid test taken within 72 hours of arrival. Masks and social distancing are mandatory.
Nice-Nasty is an exhibit that encourages emerging and established women artists to confront male-dominated art culture.
The exhibitionâ€™s contemporary and performance art pieces will highlight the power of women artists through various subjects important to women artists like sexism, racism, religious and cultural intolerance.
Nice-Nasty; and Everything In-Between… Opening Reception
Im redoing the art in the lobby of A Condo in downtown Jersey City for the month of June.Â
The opening reception will be Friday, June 8th, 7:00pm-9:00pm. Please come see…
LOCATION:Â 389 Washington St, Jersey City, NJ 07302
The show, Infinite Possibilities is the personification of my artist statement, for real for real.
WE all wear masks. Masks to pretend, to hide, to celebrate or just to put our best face forward in a selfie.
I construct masks for protection. What may start off as an ugly statement, in the end, becomes something beautiful.
I transform drawings, photographs, along with found and meticulously collected materials into self-portraits.
I photograph my process and then digitally manipulate these images to extend the narrative as part of my personal mythology.
Fragmented identity juxtaposed with the existence of infinite possibilities is a recurring theme in my work.
The show consists of four early mixed media works 24″x12″ , two large aluminum prints 40″x30″, Headache and ZYX, one 30″x30″ mixed media portrait, three underworld goddesses 20″x20″ and three Gossip girl masks 20″x20″. Im also draping two 20’x10′ fabric panels of my print “Tag 8” from the ceiling to floor in the seating area.Â Â