Alisha Wormsley: The space I am in: Oracles
On view in the Robertshaw Gallery. Opening Reception: Friday, Oct. 11, 5-9pm, with Art on Tap 2.0. Meet the artist Alisha B. Wormsley between 6-8pm!
Alisha Wormsley was invited to respond the Museum’s permanent collection when developing her exhibition for this gallery. As she examined the collection, both in the galleries and in storage, she felt a strong connection to the portraits of women, specifically how they are depicted, their posture, their differences, and what is being asked of them both by those who portray them and view them.
About Alisha B. Wormsley Alisha B. Wormsley is an interdisciplinary artist and cultural producer. Her work is about collective memory and the synchronicity of time, specifically through the stories of women of color. Wormsley is an artist who has worked in communities around the world, helping to develop artistic ideas and celebrate identities, and has organized public art initiatives for national and international audiences. Wormsley’s work has been honored and supported with a number of awards and grants to support programs: The People Are The Light ( part of the Hillman Photography Initiative), afronaut(a) film and performance series, Homewood Artist Residency (recently received the mayor’s public art award), the Children of NAN film series and archive, There Are Black People in the Future body of work. These projects and works have exhibited widely. Namely, the Andy Warhol Museum, Octavia Butler conference at Spelman University, Carnegie Museum of Art, Artup in Johannesburg SA, Studio XX in Montreal, Project Row House, the Houston Art League, Rush Art gallery in NY, the Charles Wright museum in Detroit and most recently the Mattress Factory.
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