May 28, 2021
Press Preview: Friday, May 28, 2021 12 pm – 6 pm (RSVP)
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Martha's Vineyard, MA (April 19, 2021) - Knowhere Art is proud to present COLLIDE & SCOPE, a group exhibition launching the opening of their third season featuring painting, installation, sculpture and mixed media work from seven BIPOC artists; Anina Major (she/her), Anoushka Mirchandani (she/her), Jaleeca Yancy (she/her), Lerone Wilson (he/him), Rain Spann (he/him), Tana Torrent (she/her) and Zahyr Lauren (they/them).
Collide and Scope invites you to the intimate journey of artistic creation. A kaleidoscope initially seems a simple tool but peering into the lens reveals a fragmented, colorful world. Learning an artist’s story and intention is similar. First, a vision and concept emerges. Then, the process and development leading to subsequent execution - an anchoring.
This show offers a tribute and restoration to a community processing collective traumas by presenting abstract, geometric and surrealist work exploring themes of connectedness to community and the Earth in contrast to bodily dissociation and isolation during COVID.
In the unmooring of sense of self from community during an era of social distancing and isolation, these artists dove ever deeper into their practice. The collision of societal disruptions unearthed vulnerable works, perspectives and pathways for the artists, director and curator to find one another.
This exhibition is organized by guest curator Sadaf Padder (she/her), founder of Alpha Arts Alliance, in collaboration with Valerie Francis (she/her), director of Knowhere Art. A percentage of proceeds will fund Grown in Haiti’s community center and artist residency in Jacmel, Haiti.
About Knowhere Art
Gallery hours are Wednesday to Sunday, 11 am to 5 pm, or by appointment Monday - Tuesday. For press inquiries please email firstname.lastname@example.org. For other inquiries please contact the gallery at +1 917-960-9344 Established in May 2018 by Ralph Groce & Valerie Francis, Knowhere Art provides an avenue to explore the world through art as a means of expression and inspiration. Knowhere Art and Center of Knowhere platforms serve as venues for their guests to appreciate diverse stories told through a multi-medium creative approach. The intentional experience is to provide space that cultivates a following, sowing seeds of knowledge and enlightenment at the heart of its mission.
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About Sadaf Padder
Sadaf Padder is a South-Asian-American independent curator based in Brooklyn and founder of Alpha Arts Alliance. After 8 years serving as an educator, she left her job as a Dean of Students in summer of 2019 to answer a calling to serve her community, its artists and its children directly. Since then, she has displayed virtually and curatorially on the East and West Coast while simultaneously directing virtual youth arts programming during the pandemic. In her own practice, Sadaf is an intuitive abstract painter, henna artist and jeweler.
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Alpha Arts Alliance
Alpha Arts Alliance (A3) is a Brooklyn-based collective and agency amplifying artists of the global majority who demonstrate a dedication to community betterment. The Alpha Artist Pledge is that a percentage of proceeds from all sales and commissions fund youth programming in Brooklyn and Haiti. A3 is proudly partnered with Grown in Haiti, a non-profit based in Jacmel, Haiti in development of a youth community center and artist residency space.