i found god in myself…
September 19, 2014 - January 3, 2015
6 - 9:00 pm Opening Reception
The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
515 Malcolm X Boulevard, New York, NY 10037-1801
“i found god in myself”, curated by Souleo, is a multimedia and multi-gallery exhibition featuring specially commissioned works by artists, including Margaret Rose Vendryes, celebrating the 40th anniversary of Ntozake Shange’s groundbreaking choreopoem, “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow Is Enuf “.
Artwork: Guro Ntozake, 2014 by Margaret Rose Vendryes
Art in FLUX Harlem presents:
alternate realities suggesting allegories, myths and legends
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Aloft Hotel, Harlem
2296 Frederick Douglass Blvd., at 124th Street
New York, NY 10027
Images: Synchronicity 1 & 2 by Anthony E. Boone
Anthony E. Boone, Uday Dhar, Ivan Forde, John Pinderhuges and Danielle Siegelbaum
Peculiar and mysterious images by photographers John Pinderhughes and Ivan Forde interrelate with 3-dimensional creatures by Danielle Siegelbaum, cosmic visions by painter Anthony Boone and doppelgangers by mixed media artist Uday Dhar in Optional Allusions opening on September 17 and running through November 10 at Aloft Hotel, 2296 Frederick Douglass Blvd at 124th Street. The artists in Optional Allusions propose alternate realities suggesting allegories, myths, and legends….follow them down the rabbit hole or let your mind take it’s own trajectory. The exhibit curated by Leanne Stella begins in the vacant storefront windows at street level along Frederick Douglass Blvd and then travels inside the lobby and lounge of Aloft Hotel.
TCA Artist Anthony E. Boone creates live painting installation on NY Fashion Week at The Bowery Hotel, September 7th.
ART on the Beach!
Please join us on Saturday, July 12th, from 7-10pm to celebrate and enjoy the artwork of TCA artists Anthony E. Boone, Stefanie Nagorka and Margaret Rose Vendryes at Torche Galerie in Belmar on the beautiful NJ Shore. The exhibition includes the artwork of emerging, mid-career and established artists from the U.S and abroad.
Anthony E. Boone is a self-taught abstract expressionist and mixed media artist, whose work incorporates texture and hues that focus on the air surrounding the earth and the cosmos - and how profoundly each affects our personal traits and how we affect them.
Stefanie Nagorka is interested in making tangible the intangible. Her glazed terracotta wall reliefs are metaphors for the many and ever evolving aspects of human feeling and consciousness. Each piece is meant to evoke feelings, thoughts and visceral impulses.
Margaret Rose Vendryes gives her dynamic female performers agency and protection replacing their psychological mask with a literal one. Songs - messages that once rose out of vinyl channels like black magic - are inscribed in the space that surrounds them.
DATE: Saturday, July 12th
TIME: 7-10 p.m.
500 Main St. Belmar, NJ 07719
The gallery is accessible from NYC via NJ Transit from Penn Station
Details of artwork shown, top to bottom:
Igbo Grace, African Diva
Mystery of the Nebula
The African Diva Project: Paintings by Margaret Rose Vendryes
Opening Reception: Friday, February 7, 2014
6:00 - 8:00 PM
Where: The Miller Gallery
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning
161-04 Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica, NY
The exhibition is a series of famed album covers by iconic Black female divas redesigned and re-imagined to question the role of race and gender in contemporary Black communities. The exhibit is the work of Professor Margaret Rose Vendryes, artist and Distinguished Lecturer of Fine Arts and Director of the Fine Arts Gallery at York College. It speaks to the evolving views on beauty, especially as it relates to gender and race.
(above) Lwena Dianne African Diva, 2012, Oil and Cold Wax on Canvas and Paper, 36 x 36 inches
Be There with TCA artist Margaret Rose Vendryes and her new portrait, Punu Janelle, African Diva this Friday: BRIDGING BOUNDARIES: Redefining Diaspora features 10 selected Columbia University student artists alongside 10 mentoring visual artists based in the Harlem area presenting conversations about racial and cultural identity in the African Diaspora.
OPENING RECEPTION: February 7, 2014 6:30 to 9:30pm
WHERE: Postcrypt Art Gallery, located in the basement of St. Paul’s Chapel on the Columbia University Morningside campus
ART IN FLUX ARTISTS: Bayeté Ross Smith, Beatrice Lebreton, Bee Walker, Carl Karni-Barn, Ibou Ndoye, Ivan Forde, Leonardo Benzant, Makeba Rainey, Margaret Rose Vendryes, Oluwatoyin Tella
COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY STUDENT ARTISTS Aisha Kuforiji, Dakota Ceneta, David Abud, Emma Sulkowicz, Gesiye Souza-Okpofabri, Jeannie Rhyu, Kyara Andrade, Laura Alston, Marcus Hunter, Naima Green
CURATED BY and produced collaboratively between the African Students Association, Art in FLUX Harlem and Postcrypt Art Gallery.