August Exhibitions/Up Next

Hello, It’s Me

Exhibit on View: July 20, 2021 – August 7, 2021

On Location: Ed. Varie 184 East 7th Street

NJ Arts Annual: Revision & Respond

Exhibit On View: June 17–August 22, 2021

On Location; Newark Museum of Art, 49 Washington St, Newark, NJ

The digital exhibition catalog is on this link HERE

Or make a reservation to see the show in person HERE https://www.newarkmuseumart.org/visit

Be the Light 

Exhibit On View:  July 10, 2021 – August 22, 2021

Opening Reception: Saturday, July 10th 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm.

On Location: Bridge Art Gallery 199 Broadway, Bayonne NJ https://www.bridgeartgallery.net/

Hiding In Plain Sight

Solo Exhibit on View: June 10–August 23, 2021

On Location: The Museum of Contemporary African Diaspora Arts (MoCADA)/ Nolan Park House 7A, Governors Island, NYC

See MoCADA Virtual Gallery

A dynamic presentation made up of a virtual exhibition and public art installation on Governors Island, Hidden in Plain Sight confronts the psychological impact of racial gaslighting as revealed in her everyday interactions.

The Social Fabric: Black Artistry in Fiber Arts, An Exhibition in Homage to Viki Craig

Exhibit On View: June 4, 2021 – October 24, 2021

On Location: Morris Museum,  6 Normandy Heights Rd, Morristown, NJ

Wonder Woman Selfie” 48″x36″x2″Mixed Media 2017

Summit Public Art: The Baggage We Carry

Public Art Installation On View:  May 2021 – May 2022

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

July Exhibitions

The Baggage We Carry

Public Art Installation On View:  May 2021 – May 2022

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

Three Emotional Baggage Carts are on display for the next year.  I want to draw people in and spark their curiosity. Not only to discover what materials are used to create these sculptures, but to look within and recognize the emotional baggage they are carrying. Each cart is affixed with a solar panel. When the sun sets, the carts light up and take on a new meaning and form, glowing from within.

Hiding In Plain Sight

Solo Exhibit on View: June 10–August 23, 2021

On Location: The Museum of Contemporary African Diaspora Arts (MoCADA)/ Nolan Park House 7A, Governors Island, NYC

Visit MoCADA’s Virtual Gallery here.

A dynamic presentation made up of a virtual exhibition and public art installation on Governors Island, Hidden in Plain Sight confronts the psychological impact of racial gaslighting as revealed in her everyday interactions.

The Social Fabric: Black Artistry in Fiber Arts, An Exhibition in Homage to Viki Craig

Exhibit On View: June 4, 2021 – October 24, 2021

On Location: Morris Museum,  6 Normandy Heights Rd, Morristown, NJ

Curated by Gwendolyn Barrington Jackson, Nette Forné Thomas, Onnie Strother, and Wannetta Phillips (Art in the Atrium, Inc.), with Ronald T. Labaco (Morris Museum).

Featuring 50 works by over 27 artists, including Aminah Robinson, Beverly McCutcheon, Bisa Washington, Carole Robinson, Clara Nartey, Denise Toney, Ellaree Pray, Faith Ringgold, Gladys Barker Grauer, Glendora Simonson, Janet O. Green, Jeanine Bowen, Katie Commodore, Kianga Jinaki, Michael Cummings, Minnie Melvin, Sharela May Bonfield, Sherry Shine, Shervone Neckles, Stephen Towns, Theda Sandiford, Tina Williams Brewer, Toni Thomas, Viki Craig, Wannetta Phillips, and Maureen Kelleher and The Social Justice Collaboration Quilts Project.

NJ Arts Annual: Revision & Respond

Exhibit On View: June 17–August 22, 2021

Location: Newark Museum of Art,  49 Washington St, Newark, NJ

How did the pandemic, economic distress, and reckoning with racial injustice influence the artists? What emotions and perspectives do they express? How are they similar to or different from your personal experiences? We hope that these creative voices speak to you and offer a way to process the intense events of our current world.

Digital exhibition catalog here

Or make a reservation to see the show in person here

Be the Light 

Exhibit On View:  July 10, 2021 – August 22, 2021

Opening Reception: Saturday, July 10th 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm.

On Location: Bridge Art Gallery 199 Broadway, Bayonne NJ

Four structure, Vintage hat, shoes and bag, 3 ply cotton rope, pears, rhinestones, wrapped rope, yarn, trim, beading on steel structure

Fiber Arts X

On view: July 31 – September 12

Virtual Opening Reception or in person (To be confirmed): July 31, 1-3 pm 

On Location: SebArts 282 S. High St, Sebastopol, CA

Making Of: You Are So Articulate

My weaving, You Are So Articulate, is currently displayed at the 2021 New Jersey Arts Annual: ReVision and Respond at The Newark Museum of Art. 

Each piece of yarn used to in this weaving is representative of a particular conversation where I was acknowledged for being able to express my thoughts and ideas. As you can see this conversation comes up quite a bit.

You Are So Articulate comes in many forms, including…

you speak so well… you are well read… you speak white… and even “that went better than I was expecting”, comment after I nail the presentation.

Telling someone they are well-spoken is a back handed compliment. It carries the connotation that, it is unusual for someone Black to be intelligent. 

The completed weaving is displayed on a DYI loom, as if, it is a work in progress because some version of this conversation, continues still, till this very day.

Current Exhibitions

The Social Fabric: Black Artistry in Fiber Arts

See my out sized Wonder Woman tapestry at The Social Fabric: Black Artistry in Fiber Arts, an Exhibition in Homage to Viki Craig at the Morris Museum.

June 4, 2021 – October 24, 2021

Morris Museum: 6 Normandy Heights Road Morristown, NJ. The museum is open Wednesday through Sunday, 11:00am-5:00pm daily.

Hiding In Plain Sight

Virtual solo show, Hiding In Plain Site launching on MoCADA  Thursday June 10, 2021 and runs through August 23, 2021.

Visit the virtual gallery HERE

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

Virtual Tour of ReVision and Respond

How have the past few years of turbulence, isolation, unrest, and injustice affected artists?

Join me for a free Virtual Tour of ReVision and Respond, showing at the Newark Museum of Art on June 24

2021 New Jersey Arts Annual: ReVision and Respond

Exhibit On View: June 17–August 22, 2021

Plan your visit and make a reservation HERE

I will post the link to the online catalog when it is available

Virtual tour of ReVision and Respond

How have the past few years of turbulence, isolation, unrest, and injustice affected artists?

Take a look at the exhibition ReVision and Respond, with me. This New Jersey Arts Annual exhibition features 45 New Jersey artists from all over the state. I will tour you through the show looking at my work and the work of my peers. This program will be available on Zoom and will be live on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Twitch.

Register HERE

Inside Look is a project of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and The Newark Museum of Art.

You Are So Articulate

This Summer, my weaving, You Are So Articulate, will be at the 2021 New Jersey Arts Annual: ReVision and Respond hosted on site and virtually at The Newark Museum of Art from June 15th until August 22, 2021. 

In this weaving, each piece of yarn is representative of a conversation in 2020 where I was acknowledged for being able to express my thoughts and ideas. Being told I’m well-spoken is a back handed compliment and carries the connotation that, it is unusual for someone of my race to be intelligent or eloquent. 

The completed weaving is displayed on a DYI loom, as if, it is still a work in progress because some version of this conversation, continues still, till this very day.

2021 New Jersey Arts Annual: ReVision and Respond

2021 New Jersey Arts Annual: ReVision and Respond

When the Newark Museum of Art announced the artists whose works will be featured in the upcoming exhibition: 2021 New Jersey Arts Annual: ReVision and Respond, I missed my acceptance email and had no idea I was in the show until I had missed a communication deadline and the museum reached out and checked up on me. Doh…

The exhibition will open on Thursday, June 17 and will be on view through Sunday, August 22. This year’s exhibition jurors are Kristen J. Owens, Associate Curator (Programs) for Rutgers University-Newark’s Paul Robeson Galleries at Express Newark, and Amy Simon Hopwood, Associate Curator of Decorative Arts at The Newark Museum of Art. Together, they reviewed more than 1,800 entries from 484 artists across New Jersey. The jurors selected 50 works by 45 artists interpret this year’s ReVision and Respond theme. My weaving, You’re So Articulate will appear in the show.