Royal NoneSuch Gallery Presents Holding Space: a solo exhibition by artist Angie Wilson as part of a six week series of art and movement based workshops.
Each weekend the workshops will be facilitated by the artist in collaboration with a roster of grass roots educators, dancers, artists, activists, and thinkers.
On view and in the gallery from May 11-June 23 // Gallery Hours Sat/Sun 1-4pm
Holding Space by Bay Area artist Angie Wilson is a solo exhibition and installation of hand-woven rugs and thread works that hang in the gallery as part of a six week art and movement based programming series. The physical works and participatory workshops during the exhibition explore our connections to the fabric of the universe and to each other. We will connect art, craft, and movement to a journey that explores our origins as the descendants of stars alongside our current realities, engaging questions about oppression and liberation.
The programming series in Holding Space springs from dynamic collaborations between Angie Wilson and local community organizations such as the Oakland youth dance organization Destiny Arts Center, with co-director Rashidi Omari, the Berkeley Art Museum, See Through Soul, and other special guests (including Theoretical Physicist Yasunori Nomura, Anthropologist and Sound Healer Mukund Subramanian), and community organizers. The varied content of the weekly workshops ranges from dance, weaving, meditation, sound healing, or panel conversations about universality, race, gender, dark matter and interconnectedness. Workshop members will also participate in the creation of a community carpet built on their own woven interpretations of space: outer space in the cosmos, outer space in public life, inner space within ourselves, and safe space in our communities.
Art, movement, and creation can heal. Holding Space lets us explore our power to create change in our communities. Holding Space creates opportunities for people to move together and make art together, to think and dialogue about our interconnectedness and about how our actions affect the universe and impact one another. The goals of this project are to offer audience members of all ages and backgrounds an embodied space for contemplation, conversation, creativity, and community building. We will hold space to dialogue and make work connecting to the external universe and the worlds within our communities and ourselves.