Please mark your calendar for three of my upcoming exhibitions this fall at the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston (November 21, 2015 – February 14, 2016, opening Friday, November 20th), at Project Rowhouses (Oct 24, 2015 – Feb 28, 2016, opening Oct 24, 2015 ) and my solo exhibition, White Circle, Black Square, Silver Pentagon at Room 100 in Durham, NC which opens September 1st. For theContinue reading “Exhibitions and Updates”
We are connected to Black churches through our extended families, our friends and teachers, and our intertwined histories and convergent present.
I was talking to a friend yesterday about my new and enhanced love for drawing. In this Oprah Winfrey interview with neuroanatomist Jill Bolte Taylor, she talks about her realizations during and after having a stroke on the left side of her brain. Without the full functionality of her left brain, her right brain wasContinue reading “Drawing: Tawhid and Right Brain Thinking”
There is for me, something especially painful about the loss of this young man. The fact that he hung himself feels like only a technicality regarding his death. His death, his suicide is the result of deep trauma, our society’s lack of empathy, racism, and extreme injustice. We have seen many images of Black people, black men especially hung with a rope wrapped around their necks. We call those lynchings. We haven’t seen one exactly like this in a long time. I imagine that what Kalief Browder’s mother witnessed when she saw him hanging from a window in their home looked quite similar.
August 2-31, 2013 Artspace, Raleigh, NC
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Nsenga-Knight-Ritual-and-Revolution-on-Display-at-Artspace1 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 1, 2013 Artspace 201 E. Davie St. Raleigh, NC 27601 http://www.artspacenc.org CONTACT: Artspace firstname.lastname@example.org 919.821.2787 Nsenga Knight’s Ritual and Revolution on Display in Artspace’s Lobby Exhibition Dates: August 2-31 Opening Reception: First Friday Gallery Walk, August 2, 2013, 6-10pm Artist Talk: August 15, 6-7:30pm Raleigh, N.C. – Raleigh, N.C. –Continue reading “Ritual and Revolution at Artspace, Raleigh, NC”
Artist in Residence at Artspace From January 8 – July 6, 2013, I will be an Artist in Residence at Artspace in Raleigh, NC. Artspace has a unique open door policy and educational program which invites people to engage in the artmaking process by visiting the artist studios at any time during public hours TuesdayContinue reading “Artist in Residence at Artspace”
Artists Nsenga Knight, left, Nick Barbee, center, Kelly Sears, right, stand in the Galveston Arts Center Monday, July 16, 2012, in Galveston. (Cody Duty / Houston Chronicle) Photo: Cody Duty / © 2011 Houston Chronicle
Announcing the opening of the Galveston Artist Residency and Gallery, A new Gulf Coast Arts Initiative. We are pleased to announce the official opening of the Galveston Artist Residency (GAR) and Gallery on Saturday, September 28, 2012 from 4-9pm. In honor of the opening, GAR will have the current artists in residence studios open toContinue reading “Jan. 28, 2012: Open Studios @ Galveston Artist Residency Grand Opening”