The personal combines with the political, the magical with spiritual, in the work of artist Bisa Washington, Eleta Caldwell and Rosalind Nichol. Repurposed materials and found objects are transformed into objects of power and beauty in the hands of three master artists.
About the Artists
Eleta Caldwell makes personal, political and social statements with her three dimensional mixed-media wreaths.
Bisa Washington is a sculptor, printmaker, and writer. Her work is personal and political. The written word is the catalyst for many of her pieces, as are found objects that she combines and transforms. ”I believe in the ability of art to make things happen! Found objects become fetish. The sacred and profane become objects of power”
Rosalind Nzinga Nichol “Currently my work is focused on personal narratives created by the application of a mixed media poured pulp process of my own invention. The intent of the work is to leave room for personal interpretation. Paper is organic like us. And the things that touch us don't always have to be verbal or concrete."
Curated by Onnie Strother & Beverly McCutcheon
Bisa Washington : "War Dress for Amedu"
Bisa Washington : "War Dress"
We Got Hope! : Mixed Media
October 17th - November 21st, 2015
Opening Reception : Sunday, October 25th, 2-5pm
Gallery Hours: Saturday and Sunday 2-5pm
Rosalind Nzinga Nichol : WE NEVER SHALL FORGET, Mixed Media Handmade paper and Collage
Workshop: Mixed Media Paper Making
Saturday, November 14th, 2-4 pm
Materials Fee $10
Led by Stephen J. McKenzie
All are invited to come and make paper with Steve McKenzie, the multimedia, printmaker & performance artist.
He is the creator of The Quarter Mile ‘steam roller print’ project, as well as Education Coordinator and a Board member of the Newark Printshop.
Rosalind Nzinga Nicol : RED SUNSET DANCE, Mixed Media Pulp Painting
Clementine's Traveling Mojo Emporium by Bisa Washington