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 are several metaphors embedded within this sculpture of a sacrificial mother engaged in battle with a chimera tha...
07/14/2021

“There are several metaphors embedded within this sculpture of a sacrificial mother engaged in battle with a chimera that emerges from her v***a. The first is my own struggle for autonomy within the constraints of a misogynist Indian family, and that of my feminist peers. The second is that of nations who give birth to fascist leaders and ideologies that are extremely self destructive and the subsequent struggles for human rights like the current Indian government or the 45th US President. The last metaphor is the imperiled existence of human and animal life on the planet due to climate change. The weapons and jewelry are generally used to adorn Hindu deities in home altars and temples”.

- Jaishri Abichandani

Curated by Nico Wheadon, and featuring the work of Jaishri Abichandani, Felipe Baeza, Joseph A. Cuillier, III, Alteronce Gumby, Joe Hayes, III, Leslie Hewitt, Anders Jones, Eleisha Faith McCorkle, Devin N. Morris, Soull Ogun, Lina Puerta, and Dana Robinson, RED is on view until August 21. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Thursday from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. Visit the link in our bio to schedule an appointment.

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@welancora @jaishri.abichandani
End Game, 2018, Metal, wire, foil, plastic, fabric, epoxy, acrylic paint, glass, Swarovski crystals, 32 x 33 x 40 inches

Mama’s Heaven (Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal and Janak), 2021,
MDF, acrylic paint, plastic, fabric, glass, cord, glue, 52 inches diameter

#RED
@nicowheadon
@jaishri.abichandani
@felipebaeza
@josephcuillier
@alteroncegumby
@joebyjoe
@lesliehewitt
@andersphotographynyc
@eleishafaith.jpg
@devinmorris
@linapuertaart
@alphabet_party
@merelewilliams

In our current exhibition, the work of Anders Jones is firmly rooted in narrow western standards of beauty. In Jones’s P...
07/09/2021

In our current exhibition, the work of Anders Jones is firmly rooted in narrow western standards of beauty. In Jones’s Psychological Warfare series, translucent red circles serve as a focal point pulling the viewer closer to reveal advertisements from the 1960s, proclaiming the benefits of hair straightening products for Black women. The textured fabric that these photo based, mixed media works are printed on seem to serve as an additional nod to the emphasis placed on hair texture as a symbol of beauty.

Curated by Nico Wheadon, and featuring the work of Jaishri Abichandani, Felipe Baeza, Joseph A. Cuillier, III, Alteronce Gumby, Joe Hayes, III, Leslie Hewitt, Anders Jones, Eleisha Faith McCorkle, Devin N. Morris, Soull Ogun, Lina Puerta, and Dana Robinson, RED is on view until August 21. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Thursday from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. Visit the link in our bio to schedule an appointment.

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@welancora @andersphotographynyc
Psychological Warfare #1, #2, #3, 2017, mixed media collage on texture fabric and watercolor paper, 20 x 16 in.

#RED
@nicowheadon
@jaishri.abichandani
@felipebaeza
@josephcuillier
@alteroncegumby
@joebyjoe
@lesliehewitt
@andersphotographynyc
@eleishafaith.jpg
@devinmorris
@linapuertaart
@alphabet_party
@merelewilliams

Congratulations to Layo Bright on being chosen as one of seven 2021-2022 Studio Fellows at NXTHVN.  The 2021-22 fellowsh...
06/29/2021

Congratulations to Layo Bright on being chosen as one of seven 2021-2022 Studio Fellows at NXTHVN. The 2021-22 fellowship year runs from July 12-May 21, 2022. Embarking on its third year of fellowships, NXTHVN received over 325 applications from across the glove for its Studio and Curatorial programs.

THE NXTHVN FELLOWSHIP
NXTHVN’s proprietary curriculum emphasizes both the theoretical and practical components necessary for establishing and nurturing a sustainable art practice. The curriculum features three monthly workshops and seminars led by NXTHVN staff and recognized leaders and practitioners in the field. These workshops and seminars range from administrative topics such as Studio, Production and Exhibition Management, to Public Speaking, Art Theory, and overall Professional Development techniques. NXTHVN also organizes frequent Visiting Curator Discussions and Critiques, Professional Artist Talks, as well as site visits to Galleries and Collections. Because NXTHVN strongly believes in intergenerational learning and community building, each fellow also mentors a local high school student in the NXTHVN Apprenticeship program to provide them with valuable insights into running a studio, making art, and building a career in the arts.
 
ABOUT NXTHVN
Founded by Titus Kaphar and Jason Price in 2015, NXTHVN is a new national arts model housed in two former manufacturing plants in the Dixwell neighborhood of New Haven, Connecticut. Through intergenerational mentorship, professional development, and cross-sector collaboration, NXTHVN connects early-career artists and creative professionals with the resources, opportunities, and networks vital to their success.

Deborah Berke Partners redesigned, connected, and expanded a former laboratory supplies manufacturing plant with the neighboring defunct ice cream factory to construct a contemporary multi-use space that is particularly suited for innovative, creative work and community building.

@__nxthvn__ @layobright @welancora

Congratulations to Layo Bright on being chosen as one of seven 2021-2022 Studio Fellows at NXTHVN.  The 2021-22 fellowsh...
06/29/2021

Congratulations to Layo Bright on being chosen as one of seven 2021-2022 Studio Fellows at NXTHVN. The 2021-22 fellowship year runs from July 12-May 21, 2022. Embarking on its third year of fellowships, NXTHVN received over 325 applications from across the glove for its Studio and Curatorial programs.

THE NXTHVN FELLOWSHIP
NXTHVN’s proprietary curriculum emphasizes both the theoretical and practical components necessary for establishing and nurturing a sustainable art practice. The curriculum features three monthly workshops and seminars led by NXTHVN staff and recognized leaders and practitioners in the field. These workshops and seminars range from administrative topics such as Studio, Production and Exhibition Management, to Public Speaking, Art Theory, and overall Professional Development techniques. NXTHVN also organizes frequent Visiting Curator Discussions and Critiques, Professional Artist Talks, as well as site visits to Galleries and Collections. Because NXTHVN strongly believes in intergenerational learning and community building, each fellow also mentors a local high school student in the NXTHVN Apprenticeship program to provide them with valuable insights into running a studio, making art, and building a career in the arts.
 
ABOUT NXTHVN
Founded by Titus Kaphar and Jason Price in 2015, NXTHVN is a new national arts model housed in two former manufacturing plants in the Dixwell neighborhood of New Haven, Connecticut. Through intergenerational mentorship, professional development, and cross-sector collaboration, NXTHVN connects early-career artists and creative professionals with the resources, opportunities, and networks vital to their success.

Deborah Berke Partners redesigned, connected, and expanded a former laboratory supplies manufacturing plant with the neighboring defunct ice cream factory to construct a contemporary multi-use space that is particularly suited for innovative, creative work and community building.

@__nxthvn__ @layobright @welancora

RED is a site of experimentation and becomes a material in and of itself!In Blood Moon, 2021, Alteronce Gumby builds a p...
06/22/2021

RED is a site of experimentation and becomes a material in and of itself!

In Blood Moon, 2021, Alteronce Gumby builds a portal into an entirely red universe composed of red jasper gemstones and stained glass cast in resin. The work’s proportions produce the sense that we are viewing only one constellation of a larger galaxy, and Gumby experiments with tonal shifts to produce an otherworldly energy that can be both seen and felt.

Curated by Nico Wheadon, and featuring the work of Felipe Baeza, Joseph A. Cuillier, III, Alteronce Gumby, Joe Hayes, III, Leslie Hewitt, Anders Jones, Eleisha Faith McCorkle, Devin N. Morris, Soull Ogun, Lina Puerta, and Dana Robinson, RED is on view until August 21. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Thursday from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. Visit the link in our bio to schedule an appointment.

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@welancora @alteroncegumby
Blood Moon, 2021, red jasper gemstones and stained glass in resin, 12 x 12 in.

#RED
@nicowheadon
@jaishri.abichandani
@felipebaeza
@josephcuillier
@alteroncegumby
@joebyjoe
@lesliehewitt
@andersphotographynyc
@eleishafaith.jpg
@devinmorris
@linapuertaart
@alphabet_party
@merelewilliams

In our current exhibition, Joseph A. Cuillier, III presents work from his Fold series, which abstracts symbolic photogra...
06/17/2021

In our current exhibition, Joseph A. Cuillier, III presents work from his Fold series, which abstracts symbolic photographs drawn from the archives of Black history to, “metaphorically obscure the identity of the individual in order to poetically reference the importance of collective action in Black liberation movements.” Pictured is Michael Brown Jr. who in 2014, at the age of 18, was slain by Ferguson police. His high school graduation photograph is folded to foreground the red stole draped around his neck and the red leather-bound diploma in his hands, symbolizing both the tragic loss of youth and the genesis of the Black Lives Matter movement.

Curated by Nico Wheadon, and featuring the work of Felipe Baeza, Joseph A. Cuillier, III, Alteronce Gumby, Joe Hayes, III, Leslie Hewitt, Anders Jones, Eleisha Faith McCorkle, Devin N. Morris, Soull Ogun, Lina Puerta, and Dana Robinson, RED is on view until August 21. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Thursday from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. Visit the link in our bio to schedule an appointment.

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@welancora @josephcuillier
Folds (No.6, Mike Brown), 2018, digital inkjet print on photo paper, 36h x 24w in

#RED
#MichaelBrownJr
@nicowheadon
@jaishri.abichandani
@felipebaeza
@josephcuillier
@alteroncegumby
@joebyjoe
@lesliehewitt
@andersphotographynyc
@eleishafaith.jpg
@devinmorris
@linapuertaart
@alphabet_party
@merelewilliams

In our current exhibition, Joseph A. Cuillier, III presents work from his Fold series, which abstracts symbolic photographs drawn from the archives of Black history to, “metaphorically obscure the identity of the individual in order to poetically reference the importance of collective action in Black liberation movements.” Pictured is Michael Brown Jr. who in 2014, at the age of 18, was slain by Ferguson police. His high school graduation photograph is folded to foreground the red stole draped around his neck and the red leather-bound diploma in his hands, symbolizing both the tragic loss of youth and the genesis of the Black Lives Matter movement.

Curated by Nico Wheadon, and featuring the work of Felipe Baeza, Joseph A. Cuillier, III, Alteronce Gumby, Joe Hayes, III, Leslie Hewitt, Anders Jones, Eleisha Faith McCorkle, Devin N. Morris, Soull Ogun, Lina Puerta, and Dana Robinson, RED is on view until August 21. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Thursday from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. Visit the link in our bio to schedule an appointment.

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@welancora @josephcuillier
Folds (No.6, Mike Brown), 2018, digital inkjet print on photo paper, 36h x 24w in

#RED
#MichaelBrownJr
@nicowheadon
@jaishri.abichandani
@felipebaeza
@josephcuillier
@alteroncegumby
@joebyjoe
@lesliehewitt
@andersphotographynyc
@eleishafaith.jpg
@devinmorris
@linapuertaart
@alphabet_party
@merelewilliams

Dana Robinson’s paintings address Black female identity, Black love and culture.  Robinson’s source material comes from ...
06/15/2021

Dana Robinson’s paintings address Black female identity, Black love and culture. Robinson’s source material comes from 1970’s Ebony and Fashion Fair magazines that highlight the idea of upward mobility and a growing Black middle class. Robinson transforms these images to render a more accurate depiction of the complexities of Black identity. Using thick, built-up strokes of acrylic paint, Robinson offers a different perspective through which to counter their subliminal messages.

Curated by Nico Wheadon, and featuring the work of Felipe Baeza, Joseph A. Cuillier, III, Alteronce Gumby, Joe Hayes, III, Leslie Hewitt, Anders Jones, Eleisha Faith McCorkle, Devin N. Morris, Soull Ogun, Lina Puerta, and Dana Robinson, RED is on view until August 21. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Thursday from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. Visit the link in our bio to schedule an appointment.

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#welancora @alphabet_party
Beulah Baptist, A Success Story with Two Careers, 2021, acrylic on wooden panel, 24h x 18w in
Have it Your Way. It’s the Only Way, 2018, acrylic on wooden panel, 20h x 16w in

#RED
@welancora
@alphabet_party
@nicowheadon
@merelewilliams

Soul Ogun’s Follicure is on view in our current exhibition, RED.  Inspired by the curl pattern and growth properties of ...
06/14/2021

Soul Ogun’s Follicure is on view in our current exhibition, RED. Inspired by the curl pattern and growth properties of 4C hair, Follicure mimics the tightly coiled hair strand and speaks to the the coil’s ability to defy gravity.

Soull is a multidimensional artist. From 2015- 2018, Soull became the head jewelry designer for American brand, 3.1 Phillip Lim. During that time, she developed a new jewelry collection along side, Phillip and the ready to wear head designer. Soull created samples for all the runway shows from Fall 2015 until Spring 2018, inspiring the official launch of their jewelry department. In August 2020, Soull's ethereal sculptures were featured in a group show at Patel Brown Gallery called “Talismans Magickal Objects of Revolution". Currently, Soull's sculptural head pieces and adornments are worn and collected by performance artist such as Erykah Badu, Ms Lauryn Hill, Beyonce and Stevie Wonder.

Curated by Nico Wheadon, RED is on view until August 21. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Thursday from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. Visit the link in our bio to schedule an appointment.

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#welancora @soullogun
Follicure, 2021, antique glass, ruby, black onyx, compressed coral, garnet, 14k gold, 6 ¼ h x 3w x 5 ¼ d

#RED
@nicowheadon
@jaishri.abichandani
@felipebaeza
@josephcuillier
@alteroncegumby
@joebyjoe
@lesliehewitt
@andersphotographynyc
@eleishafaith.jpg
@devinmorris
@linapuertaart
@alphabet_party
@merelewilliams

Soul Ogun’s Follicure is on view in our current exhibition, RED. Inspired by the curl pattern and growth properties of 4C hair, Follicure mimics the tightly coiled hair strand and speaks to the the coil’s ability to defy gravity.

Soull is a multidimensional artist. From 2015- 2018, Soull became the head jewelry designer for American brand, 3.1 Phillip Lim. During that time, she developed a new jewelry collection along side, Phillip and the ready to wear head designer. Soull created samples for all the runway shows from Fall 2015 until Spring 2018, inspiring the official launch of their jewelry department. In August 2020, Soull's ethereal sculptures were featured in a group show at Patel Brown Gallery called “Talismans Magickal Objects of Revolution". Currently, Soull's sculptural head pieces and adornments are worn and collected by performance artist such as Erykah Badu, Ms Lauryn Hill, Beyonce and Stevie Wonder.

Curated by Nico Wheadon, RED is on view until August 21. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Thursday from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. Visit the link in our bio to schedule an appointment.

_________________
#welancora @soullogun
Follicure, 2021, antique glass, ruby, black onyx, compressed coral, garnet, 14k gold, 6 ¼ h x 3w x 5 ¼ d

#RED
@nicowheadon
@jaishri.abichandani
@felipebaeza
@josephcuillier
@alteroncegumby
@joebyjoe
@lesliehewitt
@andersphotographynyc
@eleishafaith.jpg
@devinmorris
@linapuertaart
@alphabet_party
@merelewilliams

About last night! #RED on view until August 21. Curated by Nico Wheadon#Welancora#RED@nicowheadon@jaishri.abichandani@fe...
06/13/2021

About last night! #RED on view until August 21. Curated by Nico Wheadon

#Welancora
#RED
@nicowheadon
@jaishri.abichandani
@felipebaeza
@josephcuillier
@alteroncegumby
@joebyjoe
@lesliehewitt
@andersphotographynyc
@eleishafaith.jpg
@devinmorris
@soullogun
@linapuertaart
@alphabet_party
@merelewilliams

Thank you to everyone who joined us yesterday for the opening of RED and thank you to all of the participating artists. ...
06/13/2021

Thank you to everyone who joined us yesterday for the opening of RED and thank you to all of the participating artists. A very special thank you to @merelewilliams and @nicowheadon for imagining the show and working with us at Welancora to give it life. For those of you who missed the opening reception, visit the link in our bio to make an appointment. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 11:00 am-5:00 pm. RED is on view until August 21. We can’t wait to see you!

#Welancora
#RED
@nicowheadon
@jaishri.abichandani
@felipebaeza
@josephcuillier
@alteroncegumby
@joebyjoe
@lesliehewitt
@andersphotographynyc
@eleishafaith.jpg
@devinmorris
@soullogun
@linapuertaart
@alphabet_party
@merelewilliams

“The color red has long embodied a paradoxical tension. It motivates yet cautions, loves yet rages and—all too often—mar...
06/01/2021

“The color red has long embodied a paradoxical tension. It motivates yet cautions, loves yet rages and—all too often—marks both the giving of life and its mortal end. Despite its ubiquity red is, however, uniquely defined by its context.”
-nico wheadon

Join us on Saturday, June 12 from 4pm-7pm for the opening of RED, curated by nico wheadon and featuring work by Jaishri Abichandani, Felipe Baeza, Joseph A. Cuillier, III, Alteronce Gumby, Joe Hayes, III, Leslie Hewitt, Anders Jones, Eleisha Faith McCorkle, Devin N. Morris, Soull Ogun, Lina Puerta and Dana Robinson. The exhibition was conceived in conversation with collector Merele Williams-Adkins and Welancora Gallery founder, Ivy. N. Jones, and features curated pieces alongside newly-commissioned works.

#welancora
@nicowheadon
@jaishri.abichandani
@felipebaeza
@josephcuillier
@alteroncegumby
@joebyjoe
@lesliehewitt
@andersphotographynyc
@eleishafaith.jpg
@devinnmorris
@soullogun
@linapuertaart
@alphabet_party
@merelewilliams

“The color red has long embodied a paradoxical tension. It motivates yet cautions, loves yet rages and—all too often—marks both the giving of life and its mortal end. Despite its ubiquity red is, however, uniquely defined by its context.”
-nico wheadon

Join us on Saturday, June 12 from 4pm-7pm for the opening of RED, curated by nico wheadon and featuring work by Jaishri Abichandani, Felipe Baeza, Joseph A. Cuillier, III, Alteronce Gumby, Joe Hayes, III, Leslie Hewitt, Anders Jones, Eleisha Faith McCorkle, Devin N. Morris, Soull Ogun, Lina Puerta and Dana Robinson. The exhibition was conceived in conversation with collector Merele Williams-Adkins and Welancora Gallery founder, Ivy. N. Jones, and features curated pieces alongside newly-commissioned works.

#welancora
@nicowheadon
@jaishri.abichandani
@felipebaeza
@josephcuillier
@alteroncegumby
@joebyjoe
@lesliehewitt
@andersphotographynyc
@eleishafaith.jpg
@devinnmorris
@soullogun
@linapuertaart
@alphabet_party
@merelewilliams

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