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Oasa Duverney: Black Power Wave

A large-scale drawing of a graphite wave that uses allegorical and natural imagery to confront cultural networks and hierarchies as a symbol of protest.


Dec 4, 2019 - Feb 2, 2020
Tue - Fri, 11AM - 7PM;
Sat - Sun, 11-5PM;
Closed Mondays


FREE Admission


Project Room at BRIC House
647 Fulton Street
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Brooklyn, NY 11217
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Oasa Duverney, Black Power Wave, 2019


EXHIBITION ON VIEW: Dec 5, 2019 - Feb 2, 2020

OPENING RECEPTION: Wed, Dec 4, 2019 from 7-9PM



This exhibition of drawings for protest features a large scale drawing of a graphite wave. The work uses allegorical and natural imagery to confront cultural networks and hierarchies; immersing the viewer in the symbols and complexities of otherness through images adapted from the natural and political landscape. Bodies in protest, like a wave, come together in one single motion; the work acknowledges the inherent nature of gathering to protest and the ability to break away at a moments notice, granting mobility within a wave of literal movement. Black Power Wave also speaks to the vulnerability of black power, its strength is found in communal movement but its power can flow and resonate throughout many bodies finding its way into other facets of politics and landscapes including humor and satire as tools for dismantling white supremacy.

Oasa Duverney is a 2019-20 recipient of the ArtFP, an open call for Brooklyn-based visual artists to exhibit at BRIC House.



Oasa DuVerney was born in Queens, NY. Select group exhibitions include: Brooklyn Museum, Studio Museum in Harlem,  BRIC, and Postmasters Gallery, all NY. She has taken part in following residencies: BRIC Workspace, Rush Philanthropic Foundation, Smack Mellon, and LMCC Workspace Residency, all NY. DuVerney along with Mildred Beltre is part of the artist collaborative, Brooklyn Hi-Art Machine.

Venue Information:

The Project Room, located adjacent to the Gallery in BRIC House is an added resource for video work, BRIC's emerging curator program, small-scale exhibitions and experimental curatorial projects. 

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