Sunshine Velasco in The Ramp Gallery, April 18–May 13, 2017

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The Unveiling: Spiritual Invocations of Queer Femmes of Color evokes who you really are, the voice of your story, the different shades of your dreams, the truth of your everyday life. Sunshine Velasco’s lens captures the voices of those who share their own experiences with them. The raw, the grainy, the gritty. The movement, the angle, the music.  Sunshine invites you to experience this beautiful journey, to see your reflection in their visions, to embody the fullness and richness of your lives, as they share their experience with you.

Listen to the artist talk about their work in their own words:

About Sunshine Velasco

A proud Oakland resident, photographer Sunshine Velasco is a Pilipina who pushes social and political boundaries to convey images through portraits, fine art, and documentary projects. Sunshine’s images have been featured in daily newspapers such Asian News and The Roundup-News, The Daily Californian, KQED, San Francisco Chronicle (print and digital) and the web outlet mattblack.com. Additional publishing credits has include as well as Makeshift Magazine, Sierra Club Magazine, Black Youth Project and CounterPunch.

Her work has also been exhibited throughout the Bay Area recently at venues such as Betti Ono Gallery (2015), SOMArts Cultural Center (2015, 2016) and as part of curated multimedia events such as Outside the Frame Film Festival (2015), and Kearny Street Workshop’s 2015 APAture Festival.

About the Ramp Gallery

The Ramp Gallery accepts exhibition proposals on a continual basis. Submission Guidelines can be found here. To purchase work on display or for more information email gallery@somarts.org. You can visit The Ramp Gallery any time SOMArts Cultural Center is open.

Image courtesy of Sunshine Velasco