The title Yansan, chosen in tribute to the Yoruban female orisha (or deity) Oya, who guards and organizes chaos, transition and change, and whose element in nature is the tornado, Ekundayo explains, is meant to convey the idea of self-actualization for women in modern society. To further that theme, shes chosen works by a conglomeration of women artists of color from Denver, the Bay Area and New York, including mixed-media Amana Johnson, outspoken photographer Kim Mayhorn, activist poster artist Favianna Rodriguez, local sculptor Li Hardison and others, all women who, she says, are amazing griots and storytellers who embody the energy that is transcendence the spirit of Yansan.
Attend a reception for Yansan from 6 to 9 p.m. tonight; tomorrow at noon, Ekundayo and some of the artists will join together for a free informal Talk Talk Talk panel. Yansan runs through March 29; for more information, visit www.sellarsprojectspace.com or call 720-475-1182.
Tuesdays-Saturdays. Starts: March 4. Continues through March 29, 2011