This exhibition presents a new and dynamic body of work by celebrated Afro-Cuban American artist Harmonia Rosales. Rosales’ interweaving of representations from ancient Greek and Yoruba mythologies invites viewers to challenge their ideas about identity and empowerment. Women and people of color, the protagonists of her canvases, assume roles of power and beauty in exquisite imaginings of ancient myths and Renaissance paintings.
Harmonia Rosales: Entwined is a collaboration between the artist, the Argyropoulos Chair in Hellenic Studies, the Department of Classics and the Art, Design & Architecture Museum at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
The exhibition is co-sponsored by the Departments of Classics, Religious Studies, Black Studies, Chicana and Chicano Studies, History of Art and Architecture, as well as the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, the Capps Center, the Center for Black Studies Research, the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, and the Division of Humanities & Fine Arts.
Image: Harmonia Rosales, Oba and Her Ear, 2021. © Harmonia Rosales. Courtesy of Harmonia Rosales.