Join artist and writer Angela Hennessy for a calming meditation.
As a material element in the origin story of Black Americans, the ocean, and water more broadly, holds psychic and spiritual dimensions of both suffering and survival. Inspired by Kehinde Wiley: An Archaeology of Silence, this restorative meditation invites you to settle, sink in, and return to the edge of the sea.
Angela Hennessy is an Oakland-based artist and survivor of gun violence. Tending to themes of loss and liberation, her work draws upon mourning practices that activate hair as a material exchanged between the living and the dead. She has received awards from the Fleishhacker Foundation, San Francisco Artadia, and the Joan Mitchell Foundation. Hennessy is an associate professor at California College of the Arts, where she teaches courses on visual and cultural narratives of death in contemporary art.
Q+A: Bay Area Artist Liz Hernández
The artist shares how she overcame doubts about an art career, what the Bay Area means to her, and why it’s important to stay true to who you are.
By Sarai Montes, digital media production intern, in conversation with artist Liz Hernández
Q+A: Contemporary Indigenous Voices Photographer Kirti Bassendine
The photographer shares how the exhibition developed, why it’s important to let people tell their own stories, and more.
By Magnolia Molcan, senior web managing editor, in conversation with photographer Kirti Bassendine