Welancora Gallery

Welancora Gallery The focus of the gallery is to exhibit and represent artists from around the world by mounting major exhibitions and publishing scholarly catalogs.
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Pre-order the exhibition catalogue from our website for our current show of work by Aisha Tandiwe Bell. The catalogue in...
12/23/2020

Pre-order the exhibition catalogue from our website for our current show of work by Aisha Tandiwe Bell. The catalogue includes essays by Greg Tate and Diana McClure. The exhibition is on view until the end of December. We’re open today from 11am until 5pm and next week Tuesday and Wednesday. Happy Holidays!

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Who’s watching the watchers?
Engaging the art of Aisha Tandiwe Bell readily beckons this question given its privileging of the Black gaze—a doubled and troubled consciousness that constantly  casts it’s attentions and intentions  inwardly and outwardly with equal degrees of concentration.
At times looking upon the superbly wrought  introspective visages  of Bell  invokes a poignant Curtis Mayfield refrain—one which intersects with our position as mediating spectators:
Why don't you check out your mind
Been with you all the time?
People thinking they been took
Just finding out they overlooked

-Gregory Tate

We’re excited to announce that our current solo show of work by Aisha Tandiwe Bell @superblakwoman is extended until Dec...
12/09/2020

We’re excited to announce that our current solo show of work by Aisha Tandiwe Bell @superblakwoman is extended until December 31. View this and other work by Bell in person or through our viewing room on our website. Works from UNTITLED, Art Miami Beach 2020 are also in our viewing room.

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Image:
Pull, 2012, graphite on paper, 10 x 12 inches

@HelenRamsaranIn a review of Helen Ramsaran’s solo exhibition at the Studio Museum in Harlem, Okwui Enwezor the late art...
12/04/2020

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In a review of Helen Ramsaran’s solo exhibition at the Studio Museum in Harlem, Okwui Enwezor the late art critic and former Director of the Haus der Kunst stated that, “In her sculpture’s spindly, attenuated forms, the body’s essence fills the exhibition space with an explosive, troubling aura.  Connections to the body’s temporal habitat have been substituted with its flight from that cage. Ramsaran is an exquisite essayist of dreams, a poet of allegory and imagery quivering just on this side of the real.  The images are real alright, but in their hybrid otherworldliness, poised between the mineral and vegetal, they appear unconnected to any one realm of reality.  Their presence lacks the kind of punch that necessitates silence in the viewer.  It is through this form of visual speech in three dimensions that African sculptural influences most resolutely make their entrance.  For in African sculpture, the power of the work is not at all invested in the object, but rather in its aura; in its affinity within other spatial and associative meanings extraneous to the sculpture’s objecthood.”

Go to the link in our bio to view more work by Helen Evans Ramsaran at UNTITLED, Art Miami Beach OVR.

First image:Wounded Cutlasses, Bronze, 8 x 10 x 8 inches, 1991

Second image: Bird Woman, Bronze, 8 x 15 x 12 inches, 1992

Third image: The Soul of the House, Bronze, 10 x 13 diameter, 1995

Fourth image: Helen Ramsaran and Fred Wilson

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@superblakwoman: “In general art terms, I am an interdisciplinary artist. The materials shift according to the story I’m...
11/14/2020

@superblakwoman: “In general art terms, I am an interdisciplinary artist. The materials shift according to the story I’m compelled to tell. I am the vehicle it comes through. At the core, I am a figurative ceramicist. Clay is the medium that flows and absorbs time.”
-Aisha Tandiwe Bell

A presentation of new work by Aisha Tandiwe Bell is now open at Welancora. On view is a selection of mixed media paintings, drawings and small and large scale sculpture. Make an appointment through the link in our bio to see the work in person, or visit the viewing room on our site to learn more.

Image: My Hands Are Full, 2020, acrylic, Indian ink, graphite, charcoal dust, fired stoneware clay on wood

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There’s still a lot of work to be done, but it feels good to celebrate for a few. So, join us from 4pm to 8pm for a soci...
11/07/2020

There’s still a lot of work to be done, but it feels good to celebrate for a few. So, join us from 4pm to 8pm for a socially distanced celebration of our new show Akin, new work by Aisha Tandiwe Bell. @superblakwoman @welancora #bidenharris2020
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Image:
To fight again and again,2020,acrylic, painted and fired terra cotta clay on wood

Join us on Saturday, November 7, by appointment only, from 4pm to 8pm as we celebrate the opening of AKIN, new work by A...
11/05/2020

Join us on Saturday, November 7, by appointment only, from 4pm to 8pm as we celebrate the opening of AKIN, new work by Aisha Tandiwe Bell. A series of mixed media paintings on wood, drawings, large and small scale sculpture and a wooden trap will be on view. The work expands on Bell’s Scars, Bars and Camouflage series presented at Welancora in 2017.

Bell creates realistic portraits and personifications in the form of ceramic heads, while the bodies are trapped or painted on wood panels. Some of the heads are rendered with their eyes shut, adorned with cornrows, close cropped afros, and vertical strips of paint reminiscent of African scarification, masks, and face painting. In keeping with Bell’s interest in the traps of race, class and sex, this work contemplates the ways in which we attempt to navigate societal and self made traps.

AKIN is on view until December 11. Visit the link in our bio to schedule your appointment. Masks are also required.

Pre-order the exhibition catalogue on our website. The catalogue will include essays by Greg Tate and Diana McClure.
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Image:
Gold Leaf and Shadow, 2020, acrylic, metal leaf, painted and fired terra cotta clay on wood, 30 x 40 x 7 inches.

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Congratulations to @simoneyvetteleigh. Perseverance always prevails.
10/15/2020

Congratulations to @simoneyvetteleigh. Perseverance always prevails.

Our current exhibition, How Did You Get This?: The Spaces We Inhabit is on view until September 13.  We are open by appo...
08/24/2020

Our current exhibition, How Did You Get This?: The Spaces We Inhabit is on view until September 13. We are open by appointment only. Make your appointment before it’s too late!

A big thank you to @elliottjeromebrownjr for the wonderful photos.

Organized by Ivy N. Jones and Damien Davis, the exhibition includes photographs, ephemera, and a performance that utilizes the gallery’s location in a 19th century townhouse as the point of departure for unpacking assumptions about spaces inhabited and controlled by the black body. How Did You Get This?: The Spaces We Inhabit relates to architectural space, the body as space, landscape as space, and movement as a means of experiencing and navigating through space.
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Thank you to everyone who joined us last Sunday for the latest in our Welancora Speaks series, when we heard from artist...
07/19/2020

Thank you to everyone who joined us last Sunday for the latest in our Welancora Speaks series, when we heard from artist Ariel Dannielle and curator and co-founder of Black Women in Visual Art, Daricia Mia DeMarr.

Ariel’s paintings draw from her lived experiences as a black woman. Deriving inspiration from the work of Alice Neel and Kerry James Marshall, Dannielle creates what DeMarr calls semi-staged “mood moments”, to depict the humanity of black people.

Keep an eye out for Arielle’s solo exhibition at MOCA GA in November and her forthcoming show at Welancora Gallery.

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Join us this Sunday, July 12th at 2pm for Welancora Speaks, a conversation between artist Ariel Dannielle and Daricia Mi...
07/09/2020

Join us this Sunday, July 12th at 2pm for Welancora Speaks, a conversation between artist Ariel Dannielle and Daricia Mia DeMarr, independent curator and co-founder of Black Women in Visual Art. Learn more about Ariel’s practice as she prepares for her solo exhibition this fall at The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia (MOCA GA) and her forthcoming show at Welancora.
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Enter the conversation by clicking the link in our bio, or using the Zoom meeting ID, 978 5479 9418
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@dariciamia_pi @byaridannielle #mocaga #welancora #brooklyngallery #contemporaryart #fineart #africanamericanartist #blackwomeninvisualart

Thank you to Andrew Russeth and ARTnews for covering our exhibition on climate change,12 Years - Helen Evans Ramsaran!  ...
06/30/2020

Thank you to Andrew Russeth and ARTnews for covering our exhibition on climate change,12 Years - Helen Evans Ramsaran! View a snippet of the exhibition catalogue in our highlights and purchase a copy on our website. The catalogue includes essays by Antwaun Sargent and Diana McClure.
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Thank you to Andrew Russeth and ARTnews for covering our exhibition on climate change,12 Years - Helen Evans Ramsaran!  ...
06/30/2020

Thank you to Andrew Russeth and ARTnews for covering our exhibition on climate change,12 Years - Helen Evans Ramsaran! View a snippet of the exhibition catalogue in our highlights and purchase a copy on our website. The catalogue includes essays by Antwaun Sargent and Diana McClure.
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#globalwarming

Thank you to Rise Art and Phin Jennings for including our current exhibition “How Did You Get This?: The Spaces We Inhab...
06/26/2020

Thank you to Rise Art and Phin Jennings for including our current exhibition “How Did You Get This?: The Spaces We Inhabit” on your list of exhibitions to see in July. We are in good company with Medium Tings, Galerie Myrtis and Skoto Gallery also featured on the list.
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“How did you get this?: The Spaces We Inhabit” Exhibition Catalogue available now on our website. Link in bio. At 74 pag...
06/17/2020

“How did you get this?: The Spaces We Inhabit” Exhibition Catalogue available now on our website. Link in bio. At 74 pages, the catalogue features an essay by Diana McClure @dianaMcclurenyc and plates of all of the work in the exhibition. Thank you to Zalika Azim, Elliott Jerome Brown Jr., Colette Veasey-Cullors, Melvin Harper, Daonne Huff, Anders Jones, Deborah Willis, Diana McClure and Damien Davis for helping to make the catalogue possible.
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$10 of every purchase will be donated to the Equal Justice Initiative, an organization committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States, to challenging racial and economic injustice, and protecting basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society.
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Cover Image: Deborah Willis, Carrie at Euro Salon, Eatonville, 2009-2010, Archival pigment print, 32 x 39 inches

Thank you @artsy for including Welancora Gallery on your list of black owned galleries. We are grateful for the recognit...
06/15/2020

Thank you @artsy for including Welancora Gallery on your list of black owned galleries. We are grateful for the recognition, albeit in the comments section.
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Today we are taking a look back at Donovan Nelson @donovannelsonstudio working on the Ibo/Igbo landing series, an homage...
05/25/2020

Today we are taking a look back at Donovan Nelson @donovannelsonstudio working on the Ibo/Igbo landing series, an homage to those who chose eternal freedom over a life of bondage.

Happy Africa Day!
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#africaday #welancora #brooklyngallery #Dunbarcreek #themiddlepassage #igbolanding #drawing #charcoalonpaper
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04/30/2020

#tbt We are looking back at Donovan Nelson’s approach when working on his Ibo Landing series. Using quick gestural cross-hatching, Nelson depicts an Ibo man almost fully submerged in water. Although there is immense energy in Nelson’s mark making, there is stillness in this moment when the water meets the subject's nose.
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In the story of the Ibo Landing, a group of captured Ibo Africans chose death by drowning in Georgia’s Dunbar Creek over the alternative of slavery. The site where the resistance occurred bears no historical marker, making Nelson’s artwork even more significant to the legacy of the lives lost that day.
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#workinprogress #drawing #donovannelsonstudio #ibolandingseries #welancora #charcoalonpaper #ibolanding #saintsimonsisland #dunbarcreek #themiddlepassage

04/20/2020

Join us live via Zoom for Damien Davis in conversation with Zalika Azim, Elliott Jerome Brown Jr., Colette Veasey-Cullors, Melvin Harper, Daonne Huff, Anders Jones, and Deborah Willis. In conjunction with our current exhibition, “How Did You Get This?: The Spaces We Inhabit”. The conversation starts Friday, May 1st, at 2:00pm EST/11:00AM PST
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Organized by Ivy N. Jones and Damien Davis, the exhibition includes photographs, ephemera and a performance that utilizes the gallery’s location in a 19th century townhouse as the point of departure for unpacking assumptions and expectations around spaces inhabited and controlled by the black body. “How Did You Get This?:The Spaces We Inhabit” relates to architectural space, the body as space, landscape as space, and movement as a means of experiencing and navigating through space.
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@AndersPhotographynyc
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@debwillisphoto
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@cveaseycullors

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#HowDidYouGetThis
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We are pleased to announce that How Did You Get This?:The Spaces We Inhabit, will go on view Saturday, March 14 at #wela...
03/02/2020

We are pleased to announce that How Did You Get This?:The Spaces We Inhabit, will go on view Saturday, March 14 at #welancoragallery The exhibition features work by Zalika Azim, Elliott Jerome Brown Jr., Colette Veasey-Cullors, Melvin Harper, Daonne Huff, Anders Jones, and Deborah Willis.

Organized by Ivy N. Jones and Damien Davis, the exhibition includes photographs, ephemera and a performance that utilizes the gallery’s location in a 19th century townhouse as the point of departure for unpacking assumptions and expectations around spaces inhabited and controlled by the black body. How Did You Get This?:The Spaces We Inhabit relates to architectural space, the body as space, landscape as space, and movement as a means of experiencing and navigating through space.

Join us for the opening reception on Saturday, March 14 from 6pm - 9pm. Daonne Huff will perform at 8:15 pm.

Image 1 - Deborah Willis, Carrie at Eatonville Salon, 2009-2010

Image 2 - Daonne Huff, Framing [Big White House], Stay in Touch for Mom and Dad, 2020
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#welancoragallery #brooklyngallery #howdidyougetthis #thespacesweinhabit @elliottjeromebrownjr @ladydaydayday @26thletter @melvins.world @andersphotographynyc @dianamcclurenyc @debwillisphoto @ Welancora Gallery

We’re getting ready! #howdidyougetthis #addingwalls ....#brooklynartgallery #welancoragallery
02/24/2020

We’re getting ready! #howdidyougetthis #addingwalls

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Today is the last day to view our current exhibition, Helen Evans Ramsaran:12 Years.  If you’re not afraid of a little r...
01/25/2020

Today is the last day to view our current exhibition, Helen Evans Ramsaran:12 Years. If you’re not afraid of a little rain, stop by. We’re here today until 6pm.

The work on view explores the effects of climate change on life sustaining systems, specifically marine ecosystems, and touches on themes related to extinction and the evolution of man and other animal species. The title of the show is derived from a warning, in 2018, by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change that only 12 years remain for global warming to be kept to a maximum of 1.5C, beyond which even half a degree will significantly worsen the risks of drought, floods, extreme heat and poverty.

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Art Basel  @ Miami Beach Convention Center
12/05/2019

Art Basel @ Miami Beach Convention Center

Please join us for an artist talk on Wednesday, November 20 from 6-8pm in support of our current exhibition 12 Years: He...
11/18/2019

Please join us for an artist talk on Wednesday, November 20 from 6-8pm in support of our current exhibition 12 Years: Helen Evans Ramsaran. Helen will be in conversation with independent curator, Monique Long. Please join us for this lively discussion.

Monique Long is a writer and independent curator based in Harlem. She began working independently after her first commercial exhibition The Moon is my only luxury, a solo exhibition and book for painter Elizabeth Colomba. Her next curatorial project will be at the Museum of African Diaspora (MOAD) in San Francisco where she will organize the group exhibition Elegies: Still Lifes in Contemporary Art which opens in September 2020.

12 Years explores the effects of climate change on life sustaining systems, specifically marine ecosystems, and touches on themes related to extinction and the evolution of man and other animal species. The title of the show is derived from a warning, in 2018, by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change that only 12 years remain for global warming to be kept to a maximum of 1.5C, beyond which even half a degree will significantly worsen the risks of drought, floods, extreme heat and poverty.
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A look back at our preview a few weeks ago of our current exhibition, 12 Years, when all eyes were on Helen Ramsaran and...
10/31/2019

A look back at our preview a few weeks ago of our current exhibition, 12 Years, when all eyes were on Helen Ramsaran and her work. A big shout out to #doctorkelliejones for her support.

Don’t forget to stop by to see the exhibition! It’s all about climate change!!
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#12yearsexhibition #climatechange #globalwarming #helenramsaran #brooklynartgallery #welancoragallery @doctorkelliejones @welancora @helenramsaran @ Welancora Gallery

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