Open: Tue-Sat 11am-6pm

711 N Western Avenue, CA 90029, Los Angeles, United States
Open: Tue-Sat 11am-6pm


Visit    

Nobody’s Appendage: Unapologetically Free

Rele, Los Angeles

Sat 11 Mar 2023 to Sat 15 Apr 2023

711 N Western Avenue, CA 90029 Nobody’s Appendage: Unapologetically Free

Tue-Sat 11am-6pm

Rele Gallery Los Angeles presents Nobody’s Appendage: Unapologetically Free, a group exhibition whose title is inspired by the writing of Nigerian female novelist Buchi Emecheta who notes “when will you create a woman who will be fulfilled in herself, a full human being, not anybody’s appendage?”

Artworks

Manyatsa Monyamane

Archival print

23.4 × 16.7 in

Lewinale Havette

Archival pigment print, color ink sticks, acrylic, ink on hot press paper

24 × 20 in

Abi Salami

Acrylic on canvas

48 × 48 in

Manyatsa Monyamane

Archival Print

33 × 22 in

Abi Salami

Acrylic on canvas

48 × 48 in

Lewinale Havette

Archival pigment print, color ink sticks, acrylic, ink on hot press paper

48 × 36 in

Installation Views

Designed as a commemoration of women’s month the exhibition presents work from Ndidi Emefiele, Abi Salami, Manyatsa Monyamane, Lewinale Havette, Ambrose Rhapsody Murray and Grace Kisa in celebrating and examining the complexities, areas of intersectionality and nuances of Black women as well as confronting reductive and oppressive social narratives.

Within contemporary art, women’s voices are becoming increasingly visible and centered. However, vast discrepancies still exist between women and their male counterparts. Women of color are particularly denigrated, their stories often told by others, misconstrued, or not told at all. In this exhibition, the artists presented employ varying mediums to share poignant, personal stories and challenge stifling, imperialist narratives, whilst displaying intricacies of womanhood, free from social constraints.

Nobody’s Appendage: Unapologetically Free showcases works that speak to the nuanced ways in which Black women continue to refute the limiting and erroneous narratives that often precede them. In a world that constantly produces oppressive systems that police the rights and autonomy of women, particularly with the overturning of Roe v. Wade in the U.S and the signing in of legislation that directly affects women, the exhibition invites viewers to support and critically reflect on the multiple realities of Black women as well as the ongoing liberatory work of reclamation done by these women.

Courtesy of the artists and Rele

By using GalleriesNow.net you agree to our use of cookies to enhance your experience. Close