how we remember: new work by Chukwunonso Ofili & Lastarla
How We Remember explores the intimate stories behind the visual style (fashion, hair, art/design), and the culture of Urban Africans from 1910 to 2030. This project fosters a collaboration between two artists, from different backgrounds in their own worlds, meeting in the middle and discovering what lies underneath. LaStarla explores the Americas (USA, Canada, Caribbean, South & Central America). Chukwunonso Ofili explores The Continent + Colonial Exes (France, Britain, Portugal, Spain, Netherlands). Part of Afro Urban Society’s 2018 Bakanal de Afrique festival.
Join us for the opening party on Friday 11/02/18, 5-10pm with DJ K.LA.V, refreshments/drinks, and interactive & artist talks. | FREE (Donations Accepted)
Chukwunonso Ofili: One Half of the WowoBoyz, Ofili is a ridiculously funny comedian who has made his mark in the city of Houston. He started by performing at college shows and honed his skills performing in Maryland, West Virginia and Indiana. A skilled graphic designer, cartoonist and visual artist, Ofili is also the lead artist behind @OfiliDesigns, a full service art company specializing in portraits of popular African artists and custom orders.
LaStarla is an indie illustrator who creates work that explores identity as a member of the African Diaspora, Queer Community and Black Feminist movement. Much off her work is about making subversive (or sometimes direct) political commentary or simply about the beautiful aesthetic of her people.
Studio Grand is pleased to host the annual Day of the Dead celebration, ceremony, and art exhibition. This year, the event and exhibition is curated by Nicolas Gonzalez Medina and Noemi Shah. Friends and neighbors living in the East Bay have been invited to create and display small altars. Opening night performances included Rayla Meshawnn and Xochi Colmenares with Chulita Vinyl Club and Jetia Deity on the ones and twos.
Mural by Nicolas Gonzalez Medina. Art and Altar Installations By Soleil Summer, Noemi Shah, CHHOTI MAA, Yadiel Andrea Ortega, Nichol Markowitz, Breena Nuñez Peralta, Joanna Villegas, Chulita Vinyl Club (Bay Area)
DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS
All Saints Day and All Souls Day are known as El Dia de Todos los Santos and El Dia de los Muertos, respectively. While it's strange for most of us to accept the fact that "death" and "festivities" can go hand-in-hand, for most Mexicans, the two are intricately entwined. This all stems from the ancient indigenous peoples of Mexico (Purepecha, Nahua, Totonac and Otomi) who believed that the souls of the dead return each year to visit with their living relatives - to eat, drink and be merry. Just like they did when they were living.
October 16, 2016 - November 27, 2016
Studio Grand Oakland is pleased to present Work, A Solo Exhibition by Miguel Bounce Perez. In this Exhibit, Miguel has created a stunning body of new work, representing the different styles he works in. As an active muralist in the Bay Area and internationally, it is rare to find his art on a scale that can hang in a gallery.
June 24, 2016 thru September 10, 2016
In honor of International Women's Day, Studio Grand Oakland has partnered with Galería De La Raza and the Trust Your Struggle Collective to bring you When She Rises, an exhibit honoring the stories of women and their resilience. Artists Cece Carpio, Nisha Sembi, and Erin Yoshi will be creating an installation including paintings that look at the experience of women in their respective countries of origin - the Philippines, India, and Japan.
Saturday, March 12, 2016
March 12, 2016 - May 14, 2016
Group exhibit curated by Adrian Arias
Twenty visual artists creating altars that honor those that have passed.
Saturday, November 28, 2015
Silicon Valley De-Bug's Class Conscious Photographers. From immigrants rights, workers' rights, police accountability, to economic justice campaigns, this show features the stories and images of our vibrant social justice movements in the Bay Area.