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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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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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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Gold Leaf and Shadow, 2020, acrylic, metal leaf, painted and fired terra cotta clay on wood, 30 x 40 x 7 inches.

@welancora @dianamcclurenyc @avantgroidd #akin

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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#TheSpacesWeInhabit
@elliottjeromebrownjr
@ladydaydayday
@26thletter
@melvins.world
@andersphotographynyc
@dianamcclurenyc
@debwillisphoto
@damiendavis

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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.

@dariciamia_pi @byaridannielle #mocaga #welancora #brooklyngallery #contemporaryart #fineart #africanamericanartist #blackwomeninvisualart

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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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#climatechangeisreal
#globalwarming

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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#climatechangeisreal
#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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@DamienDavis @26thletter, @melvins.world, @ladydaydayday, @debwillisphoto @AndersPhotographynyc, @elliottjeromebrownJr, @cveaseycullors, @dianaMcclurenyc, @riseart @phin_jennings
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#Welancora
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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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@DamienDavis @26thletter, @melvins.world, @ladydaydayday, @debwillisphoto @AndersPhotographynyc, @elliottjeromebrownJr, @cveaseycullors, @dianaMcclurenyc, @eji_org
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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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#welancora #artgallery #brooklyngallery #contemporaryart @ Welancora Gallery

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
@ Bedford–Stuyvesant, Brooklyn

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
Zoom ID #560-617-2249
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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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@26thletter
@DamienDavis
@melvins.world
@ladydaydayday
@AndersPhotographynyc
@elliotjeromebrownJr
@debwillisphoto
@dianamcclurenyc
@cveaseycullors

#theSpacesWeInhabit
#HowDidYouGetThis
#BrooklynGallery
#Welancora
#Contemporaryart

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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#climatechange #12years #brooklynartgallery #welancoragallery @helenramsaran @ Welancora Gallery

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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#12yearsexhibition #climatechange #globalwarming #brooklynartgallery #welancoragallery #helenramsaran @ Welancora Gallery

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

As the first month of fall comes to a close, we’re thinking about climate change, extinction and evolution. Join us at t...
10/23/2019

As the first month of fall comes to a close, we’re thinking about climate change, extinction and evolution. Join us at the gallery this week to view our current exhibition, 12 Years, which features bronze and unglazed, white, carved clay sculptures by Helen Evans Ramsaran.

The work on view explores the effects of climate change on life sustaining systems and resources, specifically marine ecosystems. This presentation also touches on themes related to extinction and the evolution of man and other animal species, as rendered in Ramsaran’s bronze interpretation of Olduvai Gorge, prehistoric animals, ancient shrines and bleached coral reef.

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#climatechange #bleachedcoral #olduvaigorge #globalwarming #greenhousegases #brooklynartgallery #contemporaryart @welancora @helenramsaran
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A big thank you to everyone who joined us and Fred Wilson last night in a toast to Helen Ramsaran. Come visit us this af...
10/20/2019

A big thank you to everyone who joined us and Fred Wilson last night in a toast to Helen Ramsaran. Come visit us this afternoon from 3pm-5pm for the opening of Helen’s solo show, 12 Years. You don’t want to miss this!! An exhibition catalogue with essays by Antwaun Sargent and Diana McClure accompanies the show.

Often wedding African motifs with an African-American sensibility, Ramsaran’s skeletal works are a part of a sculptural tradition that include artists such as Jack Whitten, Elizabeth Catlett, Mel Edwards and Simone Leigh who also draw on what the late curator Okwui Enwezor called, the spatial language which inhabit African sculptural idioms.”, writes @sirsargent for the exhibition catalogue.

We’re here from Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-6pm. The show is on view until December 1.
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Putting the finishing touches on the back drop for 12 Years, our upcoming exhibition on climate change and the evolution...
09/30/2019

Putting the finishing touches on the back drop for 12 Years, our upcoming exhibition on climate change and the evolution of man. 12 Years is an exhibition of work by sculptor Helen Evans Ramsaran. We are pleased to announce that the show opens on October 20 from 4-6 pm and will remain on view until Dec 1!
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The title of the show takes its name from a warning 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 worsen the risk of drought, floods, extreme heat and poverty for millions of people.
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#12years #climatechange #coralreef #globalwarming #unitednations #bleachedcoral @welancora @HelenRamsaran

A big thank you to @malenebatelier and @badguild for organizing this Lunch Time Talk Series on art and design. Thank you...
03/28/2019

A big thank you to @malenebatelier and @badguild for organizing this Lunch Time Talk Series on art and design. Thank you Everick Brown @everickbrowndesign for moderating and Julio Leitao @Júlioleitaoworks for being a part of the discussion. Thanks @lisawalkerbrown for the photos. #badguild #welancoragallery

Grateful for the opportunity to speak last night at Neuberger Berman along with these two wonderful artists, Damien Davi...
02/22/2019

Grateful for the opportunity to speak last night at Neuberger Berman along with these two wonderful artists, Damien Davis and Helen Evans Ramsaran. Also excited to organize a small exhibition of their work at the Neuberger Berman headquarters, which will remain on view until the middle of March. @neubergerberman @neubergermuseum @damiendavis @helenramsaran @welancora #sculpture #bronzesculpture

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