Opening Reception: Saturday, June 11 from 5pm to 7pm
CulturalDC presents The Four Moments of the Sun, an installation created to explore the meaning of time, space, spirit and ceremony by Ann Bouie from June 11 – July 9, 2016, at Flashpoint Gallery. The artist sees the four moments as universal points of illumination, teaching, healing and connection with ancestors, guardians and guides. She uses sculpture and assemblage to create work that embodies symbols, signs and depictions found across time, peoples, places, and cultures to make the invisible realm of the sacred seen and accessible to modern minds, souls, and spirits.
The work reflects the artist’s own spiritual seeking and journey to acknowledge the truths and spirituality of her ancestral roots with her upbringing and membership in the African Methodist Episcopal Church. She has grappled with the fact that, even though many beliefs and perceptions of indigenous peoples have been disparaged, dismissed and nearly destroyed by some modern interpretations of Christianity, they actually address, present, and explain beautiful and profound spiritual principles.
Ann Bouie was born in Birmingham, Alabama, spent memorable and formative summers on her grandparents’ homestead in Jackson County Florida, and was raised in Atlanta, Georgia before moving to Riverside, California. A successful and experienced historian and educator, Bouie now makes art that references the rich, deep cultural and historical legacies she has inherited. Bouie’s solo shows include the Washington Arts Club, Zenith Gallery, the Hill Center Gallery, the Schlesinger Gallery at NoVA, Flashpoint Gallery, and the Stella Jones Gallery, New Orleans.
- Wednesday – Saturday: 12pm to 6pm
- or by appointment
Flashpoint Gallery is located at 916 G Street NW. For more information visit www.culturaldc.org.