Join us for a conversation with Suné Woods and Meshell Ndegeocello, as we celebrate the recent opening of Aragonite Stars at BRIC. Curator Jenny Gerow will lead a discussion on this new video and sound installation; its themes of intimacy, water, and the undeniable feminine power of sensual feeling, pleasure, and vulnerability with others.
Zoom information will be shared closer to the event date. This program will include live transcription.
Suné Woods (she/her/they/them/he/him) is a noted mid-career artist based in Los Angeles. Her work has been presented in exhibitions including Made in L.A. 2018, Hammer Museum, and When A Heart Scatter, Scatter, Scatter at Everson Museum of Art. She has participated in residencies at Headlands Center of the Arts, Vermont Studio Center, and The Center for Photography at Woodstock. Woods is a recipient of the Visions from the New California initiative and the John Gutmann Photography Fellowship Award. In addition, in 2020 she received the prestigious Artadia Award. Woods has served as Visiting Faculty in the CalArts Photography & Media Program, Vermont College of Fine Arts Visual Art Program, and as Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Art, Film, and Visual Studies at Harvard University. She is currently a Visiting Lecturer at the UCLA Department of Art.
Meshell Ndegeocello (she/her) is a Grammy-award winning bassist, singer, and songwriter. Blending jazz, soul, rock, R&B, funk, and reggae, Ndegeocello has released twelve albums and earned eleven Grammy nominations, including Best Urban Contemporary Album, Best Contemporary Jazz Album, Best R&B Album, and Best Contemporary R&B Album. Her 1994 duet with John Mellencamp, a cover of Van Morrison’s “Wild Night,” peaked at number three on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart. She has also collaborated with The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Chaka Khan, Alanis Morrisette, James Blood Ulmer, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Tony Allen, John Medeski, and Billy Preston. Ngedeocello has appeared on a number of movie soundtracks including How Stella Got Her Groove Back, Love & Basketball, Lost & Delirious, Love Jones, Down in the Delta, and The Hurricane.