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Ashara Ekundayo Gallery (AEG) is an arts exhibition and events venue located in the Uptown/KONO Arts District in Oakland, CA that exclusively showcases the archival, contemporary art, and new media works ...


Title: the space I am in: ORACLES
Dates: Jun 7th - Jul 20th
Time: All Day

the space I am in: ORACLES
Alisha B Wormsley
June 7 – July 20, 2019

When existence is [in]formed by death one must conjure out of form to survive. This is the craft of spirituality inspired by the SIBYLS (then and now and soon). This work is a dialogue between black woman and environment. The specifics of the environment are insignificant. Informed by collapse and time.

To survive, one must know space.

I dream about black women.

How we are constantly informed by our nature. This nature encourages an understanding out of form. This form comes from the void to help us remember.

So. What is “erasure” and what is a “conjuring” – and how might those lines overlap?

How attached can we be in these interspaces? Even the space of body. There is repetition, returning again and again to a place to (re)build. What conjuring is used? What story is told? Not just to survive but strive.

These are the ORACLES.

Alisha B Wormsley is an interdisciplinary artist and cultural producer. Her work is about collective memory and the synchronicity of time, specifically through the stories of women of color. Wormsley is an artist who has worked in communities around the world, helping to develop artistic ideas and celebrate identities, and has organized public art initiatives for national and international audiences. http://www.alishabwormsley.com/