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GAZE:Art Vol. 4 - Cyanotype 101 w/ Andrew Wilson

Join us at Omi Arts Project Space located at Ashara Ekundayo Gallery for GAZE:Art vol. 4 featuring Andrew Wilson! **This Workshop is FOR PEOPLE OF COLOR ONLY (POC)!

Saturday, June 15th
1:00 - 3:00 PM
(arrive by 1230p)

Cyanotype 101: Intro to Alternative Processes w/ multi-media artist Andrew Wilson

In this workshop, we will look at the Cyanotype process. It is an Alternative Photographic Process like Van Dyke Brown, Platinum Type and Tin Type among others. The cyanotype process is comprised of mixing two solutions together to create a UV sensitive solution – meaning it will Only Print In Sunlight!
The process is a fun and exciting way to Explore Photography WITHOUT the Camera Being Present.

Come ready to explore, forage and play with this incredible process. All participants will leave with at least one print on fabric. All materials will be provided, just bring your best self, ready to jump into the unknown.

Cost: $35 (materials included)
LIMITED to 15 Students (POC FOLX ONLY)

Andrew Wilson has been utilizing this process for the past 7 years. He uses this process to think through the commodification of the Black body and Black people. From the British Slave Vessel Brookes to nude images of Black men, Wilson is interested in the way sun, water and fabric can be used to get at the tough and chewy parts of American History. He has shown around the country and world in such places as Cuba, New York, Berkeley Art Museum, Museum of the African Diaspora, Yerba Buena Center of the Arts and Dublin Arts Council among others. His work has been collected by Michigan State University and other private collection.

The GAZE:Art Series centers the creative voices and expertise of international Black LGBTQI+ Artists. Offerings may include Artist Talks, Film Salons, Maker Workshops, and Skill Shares.

GAZE:Art 2019 Artists Include Thokozani Ndaba, Bev Ditsie, Adrienne Maree Brown, Andrew Wilson, Erica Deeman and Pratibha Parmar.

Omi Arts Project Space is supported by the Akonadi Foundation - Beloved Community Fund and City of Oakland - Dept. of Human Services ReCAST Grant, and is fiscally sponsored by The Alliance for Media Arts + Culture