Quarter Gallery

Department of Art Artist in Resident Sangodare

Department of Art Artist in Resident Sangodare
Sangodare, Black Sunday School Choir at Allied Media Conference Closing Ceremony, 2015, Photo credit: Ara Howrani
Inherit Light: An Evolutionary Practice of Love Consciousness 
September 6 - October 6, 2018

You're invited to experience Sangodare’s intergenerational practice of presence through sermons, interactive altars and collective composing inside of a multi-sensory dome. As a filmmaker, composer, visual artist and priest of Sango, Sangodare invites the community to experience a number of interactive events featuring Black feminist sermons and presents a wide range of media created by Sangodare the Department of Art's current Diversity of Backgrounds and Experiences Artist in Residence. The exhibition includes videos, audio recordings, sculptures, prints, adornment, ceiling hangings, installations and objects that incorporate electronics and light. Conceptually, this exhibition includes singing and sermonic practices from Sangodare’s thick familial legacy from the Black Baptist church in the South, traditional African spiritualities maintained in diaspora and sacred space as healing space.

Sangodare’s art and spiritual practice exist in collaboration; especially with Sista Docta Alexis Pauline Gumbs and also beloved community including Courtney Reid-Eaton as consulting curator, Anthonette Elix Wallace as mother, fashion designer and upholsterer, Jamez Smith as intergalactic DJ, Joie Lou Shakur as apprentice and Tierra (TK) Anderson as production assistant. Learn more at sangodare.com

Tuesday, October 2
Choir Practice | 5:30 - 7:30 PM
Sangodare will facilitate congregational/collective singing through a process of collective composing using Black Feminist texts and Black Church music traditions from the south.

Saturday, October 6
Benediction | 4:00 - 7:30 PM
As a seal to close the exhibition Sangodare will share a sermon in a tent revival style event.

Ties We Keep
October 11 - November 10, 2018

The upcoming Regis Center for Art (RCA) Emerging Artist Program exhibition features work by Sarah Kusa (St. Paul, MN), Dustin Steuck (Minneapolis, MN), and Tom Wixo (Lewisburg, PA). Each artist deals with the vulnerabilities of being human in distinct and intimate ways, reflecting on connections and boundaries that either enable, threaten or protect identity. 

The RCA Emerging Artist Program is a new opportunity for emerging artists to participate in solo or group exhibitions at the Quarter Gallery in Regis Center for Art at the University of Minnesota. The purpose of the exhibition series is to provide artists with opportunities to exhibit their work, broaden connections with other artists, and gain wider exposure to the arts community in the Twin Cities. The exhibition series seeks to support a diverse range of artistic practices within the visual arts. Participants are selected by a panel comprised of University of Minnesota Department of Art faculty.

Thursday, October 11
Public Reception | 6:00-10:00 PM
That same evening check out the Arts Quarter Festival  and accompanying exhibition in Regis West Gallery.