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Alisa Sikelianos-Carter: In the Eye of Belonging

  • Dates: August 21, 2021 - January 9, 2022
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Time: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Price: Free and open to the public
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    Exhibition Title: Alisa Sikelianos-Carter: In the Eye of Belonging
    Exhibition Dates: August 21, 2021-January 9, 2022

    Alisa Sikelianos-Carter is a mixed-media painter from Upstate New York. Sikelianos-Carter asserts that Black features are a manifestation of a sacred and divine technology that has served as a means of survival, both physically and metaphysically. She envisions a cosmically bountiful world that celebrates and pays homage to ancestral majesty, power, and aesthetics. Inspired by traditionally Black hairstyles, Sikelianos-Carter uses web and catalog-sourced images to construct new archetypes. Through her exploration of opulent, luminescent materials she is creating a mythology that is centered on Black resistance and uses the body as a site of alchemy and divinity.

    There will be an opening reception to celebrate this exhibition on Tuesday, October 5, 2021, from 5:00 -
    6:30pm.

    The Mandeville Gallery is located on the second floor of the Nott Memorial, and is open daily from 10 am - 6 pm. All visitors to campus must wear masks indoors, regardless of vaccination status. All exhibitions and events are free and open to the public. For more information, please visit our website, http://
    muse.union.edu/mandeville/

    Image: Alisa Sikelianos-Carter, Afronauts and Ancestors, 2017, acrylic, ink, gouache, micaceous iron oxide, silver foil, glitter, white coarse mica, abalone shell, and collage on paper, 93 x 84 inches, © Alisa Sikelianos-Carter

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