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Crowns - Works by Alisa Sikelianos-Carter

  • Ori Gallery 4038 North Mississippi Avenue Portland, OR, 97227 United States (map)

Works by Alisa Sikelianos-Carter
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 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.

Opening Reception: Sun, April 1st 6-10pm
Show Duration: April 1st - May 25th 2018

Earlier Event: March 31
Grant Writing Workshop
Later Event: April 5
Trans Justice Art Showcase