Create Your Own Myths explores Washington’s personal journey to finding a spiritual home. Growing up Black in suburban America, the artist often felt left out of religious imagery and doctrine. She knew her spirituality was rooted along African Diaspora lines but the institution of slavery has stripped most black people away from their ancestral history. Over the years she explored yoga, meditation, Qigong, crystal healing and Yoruba practices. After moving to the woods in Ossining, NY she began to combine all of her explorations with an appreciation for the natural world around her. The exhibition features works that blend Nichole’s photography with painted symbols and natural materials creating imaginative images inspired by her journey and meditations.
Artist: Nichole Washington
Title: Communication With Ancestors
Dimensions: 30x24 inches
Medium: Photo, Acrylic and glitter on canvas
Nichole Washington is a multi-media artist based in NY. She creates bold images that are an exploration of feminine strength, identity and spirituality.
La MaMa Galleria
Founded in 1984, La Galleria is a nonprofit gallery committed to nurturing experimentation in the visual arts. La Galleria encourages an active dialogue between new media, performance, the plastic and visual arts, curatorial projects, and educational initiatives. It serves the East Village community by offering diverse programming to an inter-generational audience, and expanding the parameters of a traditional gallery space. As a non-profit, La Galleria is able to provide artists and curators with unique exhibition opportunities that are largely out of reach in a commercial gallery setting.