Wa Na Wari
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EXHIBITION: July 29-October 29, 2023
Opening Reception: Saturday, July 29, 2023, 6-8pm
Free event. Live music by Blumeadows. Refreshments will be served.
Wa Na Wari is proud to present the works of New Jersey-based artist Robin Holder, Florida-based artist Vickie Pierre, South African visual artist Mark Modimola, and embroidery artist Adele Todd who is based in Trinidad and Tobago. Their exhibits will be on display at Wa Na Wari from July 29-October 29, 2023.
These two works are an expression of urban living and relationships, particularly in apartment
buildings. In New York City we are part of an extraordinarily diverse community and consider
ourselves informed, caring and compassionate. I am questioning how much do we genuinely
understand the about the cultural, racial, rituals, and beliefs of our neighbors, co-workers and
And Though I May Have Lost My Way, All Paths Lead Straight to You
Mixed Media Assemblage
Vickie Pierre said, “My work is informed and inspired by memory, fantasy, surrealism, popular culture and the decorative and ornamental arts. My continued focus is on the exploration of identity and ethnicity; my connections with my Haitian heritage, the Caribbean and Europe, as well as broader global cultural mythologies. Concurrently, my work considers multilayered feminine and historic tropes relative to contemporary social and cultural realities. This inspiration has manifested itself in years of collecting diverse materials that often serve as muses in my daily practice and as physical elements within my assemblages and installations.
Mark Modimola notes, “The sky as a realm, can be seen as a divine sacred place. One where we project a sense of ourselves. A conduit for our limitless spirit to express itself. We look up to it to pray. To us the sky holds salvation as it brings the rain, and the sun. It holds the promise of life and freedom.”
Mark Modimola is a South African artist based in Johannesburg working in digital art, drawing and painting. His works explore the rhythms of African identity, carrying a spirit that emphasizes the supernatural experience of blackness.
Adele Todd is the only artist in Trinidad and Tobago exclusively creating a constant visual narrative with thread. She also works in performance looking at innovating traditional Carnival Jouvert old masquerade characters.
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ABOUT THE VENUE
Wa Na Wari was founded by artists Inye Wokoma (Frank and Goldyne’s grandson), Elisheba Johnson, Jill Freidberg and Rachel Kessler.
We work as an Executive Leadership Cohort in which leadership is shared. We view our role as that of the convener. The majority of our programming is initiated by the community; the cohort provides the space, infrastructure, and resources.