Join us May 11, 2019
6pm - 9pm

Edited By:
Maya Gomez & Vreni Michelini Castillo

Contributors:
Celia Herrera Rodríguez, Nasim Aghili,
Onyinye Alheri,
Grace Rosario Perkins,
Leila Weefur,
Melinda Luisa de Jesús, Shylah Pacheco Hamilton,
Lukaza Branfman-Verissimo, Jen Everett,
Keara Gray,
Shah Noor Hussein,
Las Nietas de Nonó,
Vreni Michelin Castillo, Maya Gomez.








COLOR THEORY
BAY AREA RELEASE PARTY


Color Theory brings together womxn and gender non-conforming working artists of color from
four generations to explore the intersections of race, gender, class and labor in and around
art institutions. Edited by Maya Gomez and Vreni Michelini Castillo, these reflections, stories, and remedies (through essay, image, and poetry) engage a multidisciplinary and intergenerational dialogue around ethical aesthetics, systemic oppression, and the ritual landscape.

Beginning with reflections on the body (as in Onyinye Alheri’s “Yoga Negra”) then moving to
examinations of the spatial realities within institutions (like Jen Everett’s visual “Ruminations on Labor” and Nasim Aghili’s multilingual “Welcome”), Color Theory culminates with an exploration of the spiritual landscape, as typified in “Making Memory Visible: A Conversation with

Celia Herrera Rodríguez.” More than a simple indictment (though indict it, unabashedly, does) Color Theory is a must-read collection of communal solidarity, critical resistance and creativ healing. “We are not afraid of color,” the editors declare, “because we are the embodiment of
color.”

163 Pages,
13 Full-Page Color Spreads, 3 Black & White Photographs
Dimensions: 5.25 x 6.75”
ISBN: 978-0-9983461-7-5
Cover art: Grace Rosario Perkins
Price: $16
Distributor: Small Press Distribution
Purchase: E.M. Wolfman Books


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