January 5, 2018
Unbound Roots exhibition centers Black healing and wellness

Unbound Roots

Friday, March 13–Tuesday, April 21, 2020
SOMArts, 934 Brannan St.

Curated by Alie Jones and Toshia Christal, Unbound Roots challenges the self-care industry by expanding discussions around Black wellness practices rooted in mental, spirituality and community care. Unbound Roots transcend through acceptance, pleasure, and liberation providing a safe space that encourages individual awareness, generational healing, and high vibratory engagements.

This multidisciplinary exhibition affirms that healing practices are grounded in ancestral lineages, nature, and meaningful relationships which challenge dominant narratives and commodification of “wellness”. By evoking the metaphor of the tree to explore  intergenerational healing, Unbound Roots holds space for Black community members who have been conditioned to believe that healing was not for them.

Unbound Roots
Accessibility Information
SOMArts Cultural Center is located on 934 Brannan Street. The main entrance can be found down the driveway, which is wheelchair accessible, however, the pavement is uneven. SOMArts Cultural Center is a low scent environment, service animals are welcome. 

Exhibiting Artists
Aïma Paule
Alaska Jenkins
Alie Jones
Bushmama Africa
Cori Nicole Pillows
Damon A. Powell
Derrick Bell
Lamar James
KaliMa Amilak
Keneda Gibson
Kimani Goheen
Kyle Malanda
Kristine Mays
Marnika Shelton
Olka Baldeh
Rha Bowden
shah noor hussein
Shani Ealey
Toshia Christal
Tiffany Conway
Tiffany Banks

Alie Jones
Toshia Christal 



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