Welancora Gallery is proud to present Le Déracinement (The Uprooting), the gallery’s first solo exhibition with Philadelphia-based artist Tamia Alston-Ward (b. 1999).
Through a suite of delicately toned metalpoint drawings and paintings on paper and wood panel, Alston-Ward explores the removal, decontextualization, and rebuilding of cultural and personal identity as an overarching theme in European colonization and American history. And through extensive research and her signature use of medium, mark-making and composition, Alston-Ward traces the conceptual basis of her source imagery while creating new contemporary narratives. Uprooting is the English translation for the French word déracinement, which describes the process of intentionally removing something or someone from their grounding environment or home.