On View in Site Two Community Gallery.
Opening Reception: Friday, December 14, during The Late Shift: Connect the Dots 2
Aphrodite (Hathor) is an ancient Kemetic goddess associated with love, fertility, beauty, pleasure, and procreation. She was stolen by the Greeks from ancient Kemet, then forced to believe that her beauty was a curse. Believing in this curse her bloodline now uses their beauty to hypnotize, entrance, and spellbind those who wish to harm their well-being.
Presented by The HRCHY + Jamilla Okubo, this exhibition marks the second collaboration and installation with the Torpedo Factory Art Center and Connect the Dots 2 this year. AfroDite is influenced by gentrification, “The Culture of Black Beauty,” and how the first affects the second in regards to the dynamics of unity, confidence, and pride in it’s communities. The purpose of this exhibition is to encourage and promote a strong sense of culture, pride, and confidence to young girls of color as well as promoting entrepreneurship, business, ownership, and financial well-being at a young age amongst all genders.