Interrupt this blog for a Selfie Hello!
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.
LOCATION: 80 Hanson PlaceBrooklyn, NY 11217ï»¿
EXHIBITION DATES: March 8 – April 12
… is how it feels to see the install photos of my works, Never Hide, Selfie Joy and Wonder Woman Selfie printed on Dresswall atÂ Lido di Cernobbio, aÂ restaurant on Lake Como, Italy.
The results are beyond my expectations.
The original is 48″x36″x2″Â on cradled Birch board.
She is made with recycled materials including bottle caps, punched paper, magazine tears, tissue paper, recycled utility bill envelops, beads, glitter, Pink Army men, rhinestones, metallic stars, shoe polish, acrylic medium.
See the Making of Video. DM if you want to make an appointment to see Wonder Woman Selfie in person.
I LOVE Wonder Woman. I grew up watching the Linda Carter’s Wonder Woman and wanted to be a bad ass too. After seeing Patty Jenkins’s Wonder Woman in Theaters, I knew I had to pattern my next Super Selfie after Wonder Woman
Made with mostly recycled materials including bottle caps, punched paper, magazine tears, tissue paper, recycled utility bill envelops, beads, glitter, Army men, rhinestones, metallic stars, shoe polish, acrylic mediums on cradled Birch board.