About Joyce Gordon Gallery
A commercial fine art gallery located in the downtown district of Oakland California, Joyce Gordon Gallery exhibits art that reflects the social and cultural diversity of the Bay Area and ...
Join us on First Friday for the opening reception for “Through Abahay’s Eyes” exhibition by artist Ebony Iman Dallas
Friday June 7
6pm – 9pm
Friday June 21
7pm – 9pm
June 7 – 30, 2019
Free + open to the public
Ebony Iman Dallas’s father was warned not to come to the United States, however, he arrived from Somaliland in pursuit of his education. When her mother was three months pregnant, her father was killed by police officers according to witnesses, and within a few years, all contact with his family was lost.
Her biological father’s suspicious death and a long, bloody civil war prevented her from knowing him, her cultural heritage and family. That all changed months after her move from Oklahoma to Oakland when she unexpectedly met Hakim — a man who knew her family was searching for her too.
“Through Abahay’s Eyes” is a painting series that highlights this journey and is over a decade in the making. Over the years, she has worked to process the tragedies of war, police brutality, and her search to find out who her father was through art.
Joyce Gordon Gallery
406 14th St Oakland