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Alisa Sikelianos-Carter "Crowns"

  • Ori Gallery 4038 North Mississippi Avenue Portland, OR, 97227 United States (map)

Alisa Sikelianos-Carter | Crowns

Ori Gallery

April 1, 2018, through May 25, 2018

Opening Reception: Sunday, April 1, 2018, from 610 PM

Ori Gallery hours: Thursday—Sunday from 12—6 PM


Carter takes us on a journey in Femme, future-sent divinity, examining black hair as armor, weapons, and symbols of royalty. These Future Ancestors are Carter's response to and escape from the many ways Black bodies are policed and dehumanized.

Exploring white America's historical repulsion to Black hair and the more contemporary fetishization and appropriation of Black hairstyles within popular culture. They are the gatekeepers of rage and sadness, projections of power and freedom, cast onto an otherworldly reality.