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Opening Reception for 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.

Date

WED, DEC 4, 2019 | 7-9PM

Cost

FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Location

Project Room at BRIC House
647 Fulton Street
(Enter on Rockwell Place)
Brooklyn, NY 11217
United States
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Oasa Duverney, Black Power Wave, 2019

JOIN US AT THE OPENING RECEPTION: Wed, Dec 4, 2019 from 7-9PM

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

CURATED BY JENNY GEROW

 


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.

 



ABOUT THE ARTIST

Oasa DuVerney was born in Queens, NY. Selected group exhibitions include:Brooklyn Museum, Studio Museum in Harlem,  BRIC, and Postmasters Gallery, all NYC. She has taken part in following residencies: BRIC Workspace, Rush Philanthropic Foundation, Smack Mellon, and LMCC Workspace Residency, all in 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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