Ori Gallery is pleased to present CROWNS.
Alisa Sikelianos-Carter takes us on a journey in Femme, future-sent divinity, examining black hair as armor, weapons and symbols of royalty. These Future Ancestors are Sikelianos-Carter's response to, and escape from the many ways Black bodies are policed and dehumanized. Exploring white America's historical repulsion to Black hair and the more contemporary fetishization and appropriation of Black hairstyles within popular culture. They are the gatekeepers of rage and sadness, projections of power and freedom, cast onto an otherworldly reality.