Ep.91 features Ivy N. Jones. She founded the Welancora Gallery, based in Brooklyn, New York in 2002. Ivy holds a B.A. in political science from Hampton University and a M.A. in public administration from Clark Atlanta University. She is a native of Brooklyn, New York. The gallery name is an amalgam of the names of Ivy’s parents and older brother.
In 2014, the gallery mission and programming were updated to reflect a greater focus on contemporary art and criticism. The broader mission of the gallery is to represent artists from around the world by placing their work with individual collectors and institutions, publishing scholarly exhibition catalogues and monographs. From time to time, guest curators and writers of color are invited to mount exhibitions and contribute essays about the shows on view. The gallery is located in a 19th century brownstone in Bedford Stuyvesant in Brooklyn, New York.
The gallery had a booth at The Armory Show in 2021 and Art Basel Miami in 2021.
Current exhibition: BEHOLD October 2, 2021 – January 31, 2022
Welancora Gallery https://www.welancoragallery.com/
NY Times https://www.nytimes.com/2021/12/04/arts/design/art-basel-miami-diversity.html
The Art Newspaper https://www.theartnewspaper.com/2020/09/03/three-exhibitions-to-see-in-new-york-this-weekend
The New Yorker https://www.newyorker.com/goings-on-about-town/art/anita-thacher
Cultured magazine https://www.culturedmag.com/article/2020/10/17/ivy-n-joness-welancora-gallery-advances-the-african-diaspora
Nico Wheadon Projects https://www.nicowheadon.com/writer/2021/6/17/red-catalogue-essay-welancora-gallery
Oasa DuVerney A Stoic Mountain of White Guilt
2020 Golden Leaf on Paper 27 1/2 x 22 1/2 inches 69.8 x 57.1 cms
Chris Watts Untitled (Purple and Burgundy)
2021 Tempera, silk, resin, found wood 20 x 20 50.8 x 50.8
Helen Evans Ramsaran Motion Stillness DSC_1954