Emerging Artist Reception: Everybody Loves the Sunshine by Angela Hennessy

Please join MoAD for the artist’s reception of Everybody Loves the Sunshine, a solo exhibition of the artist Angela Hennessy presented as part of the 2018-19 Emerging Artists Program.

In this exhibition, Hennessy utilizes hair and tactility as a way to explore the relationship between the living and the dead, joy and melancholy, the material and the immaterial.

The artist’s reception is open to the public and will take place in the Salon from 6-8pm. The evening will include light refreshments and short remarks from the artist and others.

With words by Marvin K. White and Ashara Ekundayo

Vocal performance by Hugo


Artist Biography:

Angela Hennessy is an Oakland-based interdisciplinary artist and Associate Professor at California College of the Arts where she teaches courses on visual and cultural narratives of death. Through writing, studio work, and performance, she examines mythologies of blackness embedded in linguistic metaphors of color and cloth. She leads workshops and lectures nationally on aesthetic and social practices that mediate the boundary between the living and the dead.

This exhibition was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.