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Mandeville Gallery Re-Opening Exhibition: Alisa Sikelianos-Carter

  • September 07, 2021 2:31 PM
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    Welcome Back! New Gallery Access and Hours

    The Mandeville Gallery will be welcoming back the public to our gallery spaces in the Nott Memorial beginning August 21, 2021. Both the Mandeville Gallery and the Wikoff Student Gallery will be open daily from 10 am to 6 pm. All visitors to campus must wear masks indoors, regardless of vaccination status.
    Information about the galleries and exhibitions can be found at www.union.edu/gallery

    Alisa Sikelianos-Carter: In the Eye of Belonging
    - August 21, 2021 - January 9, 2022

    The Mandeville Gallery presents its newest exhibition, Alisa Sikelianos-Carter: In the Eye of Belonging. Sikelianos-Carter is a mixed-media painter from Upstate New York. She is a 2021 Foreland Studio Fellow and a 2020 Sustainable Arts Foundation recipient. She has been awarded residencies at the Fountainhead Residency, the Millay Colony for the Arts, NXTHVN, Vermont Studio Center, the Wassaic Project, and Yaddo. Her group exhibitions include James Cohan Gallery, New York City; Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago; and Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London; with an upcoming solo show at Fridman Gallery, Beacon, NY.

    Sikelianos-Carter asserts that Black features are a manifestation of a sacred and divine technology that has served as a means of survival, both physically and metaphysically. She envisions a cosmically bountiful world that celebrates and pays homage to ancestral majesty, power, and aesthetics. Inspired by traditionally Black hairstyles, Sikelianos-Carter uses web and catalog-sourced images to construct new archetypes. Through her exploration of opulent, luminescent materials she is creating a mythology that is centered on Black resistance and uses the body as a site of alchemy and divinity.

    Reception & Discussion with the Artist - October 5th, 2021, 5:00 - 6:30 pm

    Please join us for an Opening Reception on Tuesday, October 5th, 2021, to celebrate the Mandeville Gallery's new exhibition, Alisa Sikelianos-Carter: In the Eye of Belonging. There will be a discussion with the artist to accompany the reception. Details are forthcoming.

    Image credit: Alisa Sikelianos-Carter, Afronauts and Ancestors, 2017, acrylic, ink, gouache, micaceous iron oxide, silver foil, glitter, white coarse mica, abalone shell, and collage on paper, 93 x 84 inches, © Alisa Sikelianos-Carter

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