The Black Woman Is God: A Divine Art Revolution

07/17/2017 05:11 am ET Updated Jul 18, 2017

Centering a challenge to Eurocentric notions of God, curators Karen Seneferu and Melorra Green bring together Bay Area artists for The Black Woman Is God: Divine Revolution exhibit on view at SOMArts Cultural Center in San Francisco from July 20th-August 26th, 2017.

Through sculpture, painting, new media, photography and live performance, over 60 Black female artists come together to exalt the Black woman as the highest spiritual being. With deliberate focus on the intersections of race and gender, the exhibit honors the intergenerational trauma, oppression, joy, and love passed down through centuries-long DNA. As a collective, this body of Black female artists showcase a living depiction of resistance to often silenced and hidden representations. Their art displayed provokes an equally revolutionary make-up as it’s existence defies the racist and patriarchal hierarchies which commonly deny access to the bodies which are fervently celebrated in The Black Woman Is God.

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In this second year of hosting, SOMArts Cultural Center anticipates an even larger turnout than the over two thousand person crowd that attended during last year’s opening night. As a free exhibit, the opportunity to see what is being called one of the most revolutionary and remarkable visions for the culture of our time, the gallery is postured to make viewers leave surely feeling indebted.

As the Bay Are has brought the vision of curators Seneferu and Green alive, the exhibit is buzzed to have cities such as Los Angeles and New York eliciting the exhibit’s presence for the near future. National galleries, this is the time to book!

To catch the work of the curators, along with Erica Deeman, Zakiyah Harris, and exciting new feature, me - plus 60 other artist talents, experience the Opening Reception on Thursday, July 20, 2017 from 6-10pm. The Opening Reception will include surprise interactions with the artists and unique displays and musical performances reserved for the special evening. Art lovers can also attend Night Light, the luminous indoor/outdoor multimedia performance festival, taking place August 25th-26th through ticket purchase online. For general weekly admission to the exhibit, visit SOMArts Cultural Center during their regular free gallery hours of Tuesday-Friday 12:00pm-7:00pm and Saturday 12:00pm-5:00pm. The Black Woman Is God exhibit closes at SOMArts on August 26, 2017.

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