On Saturday (3/2), I will be participating in a conversation about gender, woman, femme, and feminism today at the Brooklyn Museum.. Please join me.
Social norms have long dictated gender, from their public facing meanings to their private impact. Mother. Shorty. Wifey. Bitch. Woman. Trans. Feminist — and other various descriptors for the female sex gradient, also come diabolically attached to a long antiquated idea of femininity, whose trappings and boundaries suffocate rather than uplift. This is especially true for women of color, whether cis or non-binary, who most often face the corrosive extremes of these imposed values at either end of the spectrum. Through MoCADA’s next exhibit, Give Me Body! Femme Re-divined, MoCADA seeks to unravel how far society has come in our understanding, recognition, and celebration of the femme form –mind, body, and soul– as a spiritual rite. Our greatest wish is to further unpack and expand this necessary conversation to deliver a new vision for the future.
Date: Saturday, March 2, 2019
Location:Â Brooklyn Museum: 200 Eastern Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY 11238
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.