Long Island, New York – Fine-art photographer Harper Bella brings her renowned signature shots to Long Island in the new exhibition Generations of Color to the Museum of Contemporary Arts – MOCA.
The Museum of Contemporary Art Long Island is starting of the year 2021 with a coming of age theme in its first exhibition Generations of Color. Generations of Color celebrates the wisdom tradition and powerful voices of African American women in our nation. This long time cultural phenomenon has taken a prominent forward in the nation’s psyche and political arena with the work of Stacey Abrams et al. and the inauguration of Kamala Harris as the Vice-President of the USA. Generations of Color brings together female African American artists across the age spectrum working in a variety of media, each with a unique voice united by their successes in a world that has put barriers of both race and gender before them. The artists of Generations of Color include Ramona Candy, Nanette Carter, Cheryl McBride, Stephanie Dinkins, Harper Bella, and Marie E. Saint-Cyr.
In Generation of Colors, Harper’s creates an intersection of global and local perspectives, regular international travel combines with observations of her home “to initiate conversation and spark growth through powerful visuals.” In her recent project Flower of Honors – And the Award Goes to… she brings recognition to “the black and brown essential workers who have kept their communities thriving amid the COVID-19 crisis, by creating impromptu ceremonies. Her photographs record the reactions of the previously unrecognized to their new award-winning status.
The exhibition will run from January 16 through February 27, 2021. MOCA will also hold an Artist’s virtual panel discussion.
The Museum of Contemporary Art Long Island
20 Terry St, Suite 116
Patchogue, NY 11772
January 16 – February 27, 2021
Artist’s Virtual Panel Discussion
February 6, 10:00 AM to Noon.
About Harper Bella
Harper Bella is an award-winning photographer and recipient of the 2020 Decentralization grant. Based in New York, her work has exhibited internationally in Italy, Spain, and nationally. Harper pursued her first degree in Advertising and Marketing Communications at the Fashion Institute of Technology. From her Caribbean background to travels to over 25 countries, including Vietnam, Germany, and Morocco, a global perspective is at the heart of her work and life purpose. Harper aims to initiate conversation and spark growth through powerful visuals. Today, she works on assignment-based projects and serves as a board member of the American Society of Media Photographers in the NY Chapter.
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