"Fruition: Water Holds All Memory"
September 6 - October 18, 2019
New art works and deep contemplation on cultural considerations centering a collective intraspection on social values, on built spaces, and on harvesting from an eco-system wrought with trauma, "Fruition: Water Holds All Memory" reresents an opportunity to re-member our covenants with self, all Beings, and the Earth.
"Fruition: Water Holds All Memory" features four Black womxn artists working across and cross-platform in visual, new media and performance art to amplify new archival models and creation using elements from the natural world. The exhibit includes painting and assemblage by Asya Abdrahman; film. sculpture and installation from Simone Bailey; paint, fiber art and performance by Ayanna Bassiouni, and works on paper from Sydney Cain also known as Sage Stargate. In addition to the exhibit, the programming will include panel discussions, design cyphers, and special performances from the artists and in collaboration with visiting scholars, curators and makers.
"Fruition: Water Holds All Memory" opens with an Artist Reception on Friday, September 6th from 6:00 - 9:00 pm in conjunction with Oakland Artmurmur and #FirstFridays at Ashara Ekundayo Gallery, 480 23rd St. Oakland 94612
Special thanks for to our community partners Akonadi Foundation and the City of Oakland Human Services Department ReCAST Grant.