TCA is pleased to announce that the
33 1/3: PUSHING THE NEEDLE Exhibition
IS EXTENDED until June 23rd!
Featuring selected works from
The African Diva Project by
MARGARET ROSE VENDRYES
Gelabert Studios Gallery
255 West 86th Street
New York, NY 10024
Tuesday – Saturday, 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
This show will mark Vendryes’ first solo exhibition in New York. The show features work from The African Diva Project, a radical commentary on and comparison of the role of gender in African cultures and in contemporary society.
The Project includes images representing a range of Black female music legends including Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner, Diana Ross, Nancy Wilson, Grace Jones, and Tracy Chapman – each wearing an African tribal mask.
Each diva is painted in richly textured, saturated oils. Each canvas is a square, inspired by an actual 12-inch album cover featuring a full-figure portrait of the soloist.