Two women of color come together to unravel culture, spirituality, memory and liberation through shape, space and modern artifacts. HOOPS, by Nicole Acosta, examines the power, softness and resilience of women reclaiming their roots, rituals and spirituality. Hoops deconstructs stigmas while preserving cultural practices and traditions. Divine Feminine, by Zakia Wells, raises the woman form to new heights, using a paint stroke to challenge viewers to see a new version of themselves through characters not of this world.
Margaret Flatley is a multi-disciplinary artist, whose work ranges from traditional gouache paintings to digitally-realized creations. She enjoys drawing people of all backgrounds and finds inspiration in the emotion and activities of everyday life. Margaret is currently based in New York City, but hails from Milwaukee. While freelancing as an illustrator on weekends, during the day she works as a digital designer at Bustle Digital Group. Women In Color also features live models collaboratively styled by Motel Vintage, and Nice Hair Salon. T-shirts and specialty cocktails, too.
In Combinated, artist Shane Walsh continues to push contemporary painting into idiosyncratic new territory. Through a process that involves collage, photography, and digital technology, Walsh creates complex hybrids that synthesize abstract painting with visual languages from 1990s subcultures. This will be Walsh’s second solo exhibition at The Alice Wilds.