Idris Hasan

The Black Woman is God: Assembly of Gods Artist Talks

September 15, 1–4pm
SOMArts, 934 Brannan Street

SOMArts is proud to present The Black Woman is God: Assembly of Gods, a multidisciplinary exhibition with free admission from August 30–October 2, 2018, celebrating the Black female presence as the highest spiritual form. More than 50 intergenerational artists working in sculpture, painting, new media, and photography create new myths to challenge Eurocentric notions of God.

Now in its third year at SOMArts, the exhibition’s theme represents the various spiritual traditions of the African diaspora that encourage members of the Black community to claim their own divinity. The exhibition uplifts and makes visible the multiplicity of Black art, culture and spirituality.

On Saturday, September 15, 1–4 pm, exhibiting artists in The Black Woman is God will present a series of artist talks that expand on the exhibition’s vision of art as a tool for healing and transformation. Artists will discuss their artwork and the impact of participating in The Black Woman is God.

Along with the artist talks, Nicia De’Lovely will be facilitating Defining My Crown, a poetry symposium in the Main Gallery from 1–2:30 pm! Created for girls and women of African Ancestry, Defining My Crown makes space to assemble and build through verses of  journey, victory, and lineage. Space for this symposium is limited and early arrival is advised.

The Black Woman is God: Assembly of Gods,
Exhibiting Artists
Vanessa Addison-Williams
Bushmama Africa
KaliMa Amilak
Marissa Arterberry
Latisha Baker
Traci Bartlow
JaeMe Bereal
Lorraine Bonner
Camille Brown
Tracy Brown
Jessica Care Moore
Toshia Christal
Ijania Cortez
R. Dafina Kuficha
Nicole Dixon
Aneesah Dryver and Alie Jones
Alise Eastgate
Anna W. Edwards
Regina Evans
Lisa Evans
Elizabeth D. Foggie
Bree Grant
Melorra and Melonie Green
Asia Hamilton
Naomi Hanna
Idris Hassan
Nzinga Hatch
Jazz Hudson
Ebony Iman Dallas
Ayana Ivery
Sydney G. James
Kierra Johnson
Marcia Jones
Val Kai
Dana King
Ave-Ameenah Long
Mary Lovelace-O’Neal
Jeanette Madden
Ajuan Mance
Kristine Mays
Lemia Monet Bodden
Nayila Moore
Venus Morris
Taylor “Made” Mosley
Sabrina Nelson
Shah Noor Hussein
Chiamaka Onyemelukwe
Shylah Pacheco Hamilton
Lakiba Pittman
Karen Seneferu
Sage Stargate
The Isis Effect
Nye’ Lyn Tho
Sylvia Toy St. Louis
Lava Thomas
karin turner
Kristina Williams
Kytana Winn
Ripley Jene Young

Image credit: The Black Woman is God 2017 by Idris Hassan. Image courtesy of the artist.



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