Opening Reception: Friday, August 10 from 6pm to 9pm
Born at the Bottom of the Ship, explores the identity of the descendants of Africans brought to America, and how that identity still exists in the new tribe; Blacks, who are uniquely African American while also being considered neither. This work is especially important because, this is an age where Blacks are able to define their experience, and express the emotion of their day to day through the arts.
The Terrells seek to address the pain and disconnect alongside the triumph and pride felt when a people cannot define their root, and so seek to define as a new tribe of people. It is an exploration of who African Americans are as a new culture, tribe, community, village, with a unified viewpoint and goal.
Born at the Bottom of the Ship runs from August 10 – September 15, 2018 in Honfleur Gallery (1241 Good Hope Road SE Washington DC). An artist talk will take place on (TBD DATE). Gallery hours are Tuesday – Sunday 10AM – 7PM.
About the Artists:
James Terrell and Zsudayka Nzinga Terrell are a husband and wife team of visual artists living in Washington, DC. They paint afrofuturist abstract portraits, James mainly men and Zsudayka painting mainly women. Both artists have been featured in galleries and museums across the country. In 2017, James received the East of the River Distinguished Artist Award. Over the last 2-years, they have released a line of home goods and clothing featuring their art.
James studied art at Howard University and Parson School of Art and Design. He also received a degree in Theology and Ministry. He has been teaching art for 12-years. Zsudayka studied journalism before pursuing a career creating art programs for nonprofits and charter schools. She has been teaching art for ten years. Together they curate youth shows and are working towards opening a Black gallery and auction house in DC. They currently host several art receptions in their studio and home.
About Honfleur Gallery:
HonfleurGallery.com Established in 2007, Honfleur Gallery is a contemporary fine art exhibition space located in the heart of Anacostia’s Historic District. Honfleur Gallery is a project of ARCH, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the creative economy of Historic Anacostia. Learn more at archdc.org.
Honfleur Gallery is located at 1241 Good Hope Road SE.