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Drawing Cypher w/ Sydney Cain

As part of the community programming for the "Fruition: Water Holds All Memory" exhibition we are exploring time travel, idealism and AfroFuturism through artmaking. Bring your sketchpad, paper, pencils and other artmaking instruments (there will also be materials available) and join Sydney Cain at Ashara Ekundayo Gallery for our #FirstSaturdays Makers Lab!

Drawing Cypher w/ Sydney Cain
Saturday, Sept 7th
from 2-4pm
All-Ages, No Experience Necessary
Limited Space
Donations Welcome!

Sydney Cain, aka sage stargate, is a visual artist born and raised in San Francisco. Her work has been a reflection of an unseen reality we experience. Cain produces works on paper largely using dye, lithography, graphite and chalk as emblems of impermanency and transformation. These specific materials act as ciphers to assist decoding these “unseen realities”. Graphite, as the element carbon, represents the possibilities of forming into new allotropes. Chalk, an a carbon based material, commonly formed from the shells of ancient deep marine organisms acts as a medium of of spiral time theories. Though time and earth assures that all changes through stages of death and rebirth, the existence of that essential matter, is everlasting.

"Fruition: Water Holds All Memory"
September 6 - October 18, 2019

Asya Abdrahman
Simone Bailey
Ayanna Bassiouni
Sydney Cain aka Sage Stargate

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" represents an opportunity to re-member our covenants with self, All Beings, and the Earth.