“SHELTER 2018”

The HSA Visual Arts Department and the National Association of Women Artists (NAWA) in conjunction with Violence Transformed presents SHELTER 2018, an exhibition featuring member’s creative works in painting, collage, sculpture, and mixed media.

Free Admission.
Light Refreshments will be served.

Image: “I Usually Sleep Down The Street”, Ellen Jacob.


Color Codes: Translating Color

January 13 – February 21, 2018
Opening Reception: Thursday, January 18, 2018 (6 – 9 pm)
Artist Panel Discussion: Saturday, January 20, 2018 (5 pm)
Color, a collaboration between the eye and the brain, translates light, resulting in a rainbow of hues we name and categorize. Apples are red, the sky is blue and grass is green–and though we happily label the color of these objects, our individual experiences of these colors vary from that of our neighbor. Definitions of colors are the result of interpreting and agreeing on what we assume to be a universal experience–but assumptions are dangerous and have led to revelations ranging from surprising to destructive.

The Harlem School of the Arts with curator and Director of Art & Design, Adrienne Elise Tarver, proudly presents, “Color Codes: Translating Color,” the first exhibition of the 2018 exhibition season at the HSA Gallery which this year, tackles the theme of Translation. The artists in “Color Codes” question our collective assumptions and interpretations of color–from race to money to cognitive perception.

Sacred Space: The art of Steve Prince

Sacred Space: The Art of Steve Prince exhibit, is a cross-section of several works by visual artist Steve Prince that posits the work in the context of how we, societally need to operate in a “Sacred Space.” The work endeavors to challenge the viewer/populous to decipher, and take action upon what it has interpreted within that sacred space. This body of work candidly peers into the heart of our nation by representing the human experience through historical, narrative, visual text.

A native of New Orleans, Steve’s art is steeped in the rich rue of the Crescent City’s traditions, that merge the syncopations of jazz and the didactic voice of hip-hop culture. The philosophy of his work hinges on the funerary tradition of the Dirge and the Second Line. The funerary tradition centralizes the idea of loss and recovery, which is infused in his ideology about how we must grapple with the hurt in order to get to a “Sacred Space” of healing and restoration. Each of his works reflect a keen understanding of symbolism, history, and oral traditions that challenge the viewer to ponder their agency and be active in creating a more just world.

Studies of Jahyne: The art of Tarah Douglas

Studies of Jahyne is an interdisciplinary exploration of the essence of femininity and its relationship to the female body through the means of garment making and photography. The point of departure for this project is derived from the name Jahyne (Jane, Jayne, Jane Doe) as it represents the muse; a name given to correlate one to gender or sex in the same way that femininity connects to the female body. Curated by Adrienne Tarver, Director of HSA Art & Design.
Tarah Douglas (b. 1992, Oakland, CA) is an interdisciplinary artist whose practice is centered around photography, fiber works and graphic explorations. Her work grapples with notions of identity, race, gender, and class through the lens of mysticism, ritual, and performance. Tarah holds a B.F.A from University of Michigan. She currently resides in Newark, NJ. To learn more visit www.tarahdouglas.com

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Lana and Wendell: Sartorial Escapades

Uptown style icons: socialite, Lana Turner and avant-garde fashion designer, Wendell Headley are the subjects of this exhibition. Photographers Dario Calmese (Turner) and Felicia Megan Gordon (Headley) capture the sartorial escapades of their respective muses, on their liberating journey of creative self-expression.

Curated by Souleo, and presented in conjunction with Uptown at The Wallach Art Gallery, on Columbia University’s new Manhattanville campus.

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