The Armory Show
Dindga McCannon,Ambrose Rhapsody Murray and Hana Yilma Godine
September 9 – 12, 2021 | NYC
The Javits Center
New York, NY
110h x 70w in (detail)
At The Armory Show 2021 (Booth 417), Fridman Gallery will present works in dialog by Dindga McCannon, Ambrose, and Hana Yilma Godine, spanning several generations of artists working with textiles and mixed media.
Born in New York City and raised in Harlem and the Bronx, Dindga came of age as an artist and young mother during the rise of feminist art in New York City and the civil rights movement across the nation. Dindga began her career studying under Harlem Renaissance artists such as Jacob Lawrence, Charles Alston, Richard Mayhew, and Al Loving at the Art Students League of New York and the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop. She went on to become a pillar of the influential African-American art collective Weusi, and later a co-founder of Where We At Black Women Artists, a noteworthy collective affiliated with the Black Arts Movement. Throughout Dindga’s career, she created space for her own artistic exploration while building a support network for generations of Black artists to follow.
Ambrose is a self-taught painter and seamstress whose experience in the liberation movement and social justice spaces across the South informs her praxis as a Black queer southern artist who strives to create work that heals, transforms, and makes a tangible impact for Black and Indigenous communities.
Hana Yilma Godine's work is influenced by observations of her surroundings and social structures during her upbringing in the multicultural metropolis of Addis Ababa, and while traveling and studying in Europe and the United States.
Oil on canvas
40h x 40w in
90h x 36w in
Vintage kantha quilt, hand-dyed silk organza, and print on crepe silk
69h x 56w in
Hana Yilma Godine
Spaces Within Space (3)
Oil on fabric
70h x 54w in
Artist talk between Dindga McCannon and Ambrose with Dr. Myrah Brown Green during The Armory Show, 2021