Esoteric Lore: Visual Storytelling

Esoteric Lore: Visual Storytelling is a growing collective of female artists who are unearthing creative outlets to explore aspects of black womanhood. With the use of photography, mixed media production, acrylic and oil paint, illustration, and print making techniques, we focus on the stories of a historically marginalized and minimized people.

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Pumzi - dir. Wanuri Kahiu // Kenya

In a dystopian future 35 years after an ecological WWIII  has torn the world apart, East African survivors of the devastation remain locked away in contained communities, but a young woman in possession of a germinating seed struggles against the governing council to bring the plant to Earth’s ruined surface.

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Stay in the know! If you’re not watching what’s happening with #AfricaAtlanta, just follow your favorite partners of this initiative! #africaatlanta2014 #Art 
AfricaAtlanta.org

Stay in the know! If you’re not watching what’s happening with #AfricaAtlanta, just follow your favorite partners of this initiative! #africaatlanta2014 #Art
AfricaAtlanta.org

The centerpiece for this exhibit, the Lukasa board & artist @ce_monds browsing.

#Luba #Memory #Africa #culture #history #storytelling #AfricaAtlanta #africaatlanta2014

The centerpiece for this exhibit, the Lukasa board & artist @ce_monds browsing.

#Luba #Memory #Africa #culture #history #storytelling #AfricaAtlanta #africaatlanta2014

Giwayen Mata leading the crowd into presentation from the the artists responsible for “Mapping Place: Africa Beyond Paper”, 1st opening exhibit for #AfricaAtlanta 
#GiwayenMata #AfricanDance #Art

Giwayen Mata leading the crowd into presentation from the the artists responsible for “Mapping Place: Africa Beyond Paper”, 1st opening exhibit for #AfricaAtlanta
#GiwayenMata #AfricanDance #Art

We’re excited to finally be closer to the first official exhibit of #AfricaAtlanta! Can’t wait to share what we’ve been working on. :-)
#Black #Art #ROP #women

We’re excited to finally be closer to the first official exhibit of #AfricaAtlanta! Can’t wait to share what we’ve been working on. :-)
#Black #Art #ROP #women

Contrapunto + Smoke School of Art.#NegroPrimero #SSA 
Explores the African history present in Latin countries and the divisive media portrayal of the apparent tension between African Americans and Latin Americans.

Closing Reception:
Feb. 27 | 6-8pm
Boricua College Art Gallery
Manhattan - Audubon Terrace Campus 3755 Broadway @ 156 Street New York, NY 10032

If you haven’t seen it yet, make it happen!

#Art #culture #NY

Contrapunto + Smoke School of Art.#NegroPrimero #SSA
Explores the African history present in Latin countries and the divisive media portrayal of the apparent tension between African Americans and Latin Americans.

Closing Reception:
Feb. 27 | 6-8pm
Boricua College Art Gallery
Manhattan - Audubon Terrace Campus 3755 Broadway @ 156 Street New York, NY 10032

If you haven’t seen it yet, make it happen!

#Art #culture #NY

art21:

Happy birthday today (December 16) to artist Ellen Gallagher! To celebrate, we’re re-posting this GIF set from earlier this year.

art21:

"This idea of repetition and revision is central to my working process—this idea of stacking and layering and building up densities and recoveries. He’s been altered in a way that the-character-that-is-now-my-conscripted Isaac Hayes should be altered to be in my lexicon."
—Ellen Gallagher

Ellen Gallagher, currently featured for 100 Artists, is seen here at Two Palms Press in New York working on Isaac from her series DeLuxe (2004–2005), as featured in our Season 3 episode, Play (2005).

The artist’s printmaking process involved multiple techniques—including lithography, tattoo engraving, and laser-cutting—and materials such as crystals, gold leaf, velvet, and plasticine.

WATCH: Ellen Gallagher in Play [available in the U.S. only] | Exclusive: Ellen Gallagher: Master Printer Craig Zammiello

IMAGES: Production stills from the Art in the Twenty-First Century Season 3 episode, Play, 2005. Segment: Ellen Gallagher. © Art21, Inc. 2005.

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iamelizah:

Solange stay in the know with black contemporary artists. Two snaps

"Blackness can be something universal…"

Need your #art fix tonight? Come out and celebrate at “Putting the Southeast on the Map”

Opening Reception 
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Georgia Tech, 6pm
Stubbins Gallery, School of Architecture 

#FranceAtlanta #EsotericLore #Culture #History #FrenchCaribbean #Maps #PuttingTheSoutheastOnTheMap  (at Georgia Tech)

Need your #art fix tonight? Come out and celebrate at “Putting the Southeast on the Map”

Opening Reception
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Georgia Tech, 6pm
Stubbins Gallery, School of Architecture

#FranceAtlanta #EsotericLore #Culture #History #FrenchCaribbean #Maps #PuttingTheSoutheastOnTheMap (at Georgia Tech)