Four Barrel Coffee and The Mill are pleased to present "Being" by Angelica Satya Trimble-Yanu. Born and raised in Oakland, California, Angelica is an enrolled member of the Oglala Lakota Nation from Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota and currently lives in Portland, Oregon. Angelica received a BFA in General Fine Arts at the Pacific Northwest College of Art and was presented with two awards in Writing and Studio Arts in spring of 2019. Angelica primarily works in Monotype Printmaking and sculpture. "Being" is a body of work using interpreted and otherworldly landscape forms to communicate a diasporic dance between memory, place and resilience for Indigenous nations. "Being" explores landscape as a non static idea, but a dynamic site of cultural practice. Angelica explores concepts of Indigenous resistance and traditional Lakota knowledge through the combined language of ancestral memory and sacred space. The yellow, black and white Monotype prints are a consideration of traditional Lakota storytelling and belief.
"Being" is an extension of Angelica's undergrad Thesis project titled Iyeska (2018) where she embraced her innate relationship to landscape. Iyeska is a Lakota term for an interpreter between two worlds, the spiritual and the human world. Iyeska is also commonly used in reference to the first generation Lakotas who communicated with the white settlers and learned their language to translate between two worlds. In using this concept of translation and interpretation, these landscape sculptures become this Iyeska. They speak for themselves in their own unique language by bridging the spiritual and physical world together into a visual embodiment of ceremony and tradition.
Angelica's practice commonly explores Indigenous narrative in landscape and sacred space. "Being" embodies a compelling dance between ceremony and landscape, navigating both worlds without hesitation. This presence is indefinitely intertwined between two worlds- the ancestral world and our own. These Iyeska sculptures in "Being" evoke remembrance through the ceremonial interaction with Angelica's homelands in the Makhósica (The Badlands) and He Sápa (The Black Hills) in South Dakota. As the landscape sculpted the forms, there became a strong representation of history, time, movement and place within the forms themselves. Light, movement and time are transcribed into the malleable surfaces of the Iyeska landscape forms. "Being" pulls from traditional concepts of color and shape inspired by Lakota stories passed down generations.
"Being" runs from October 14 through December 8 at The Mill in San Francisco. Join us on Monday, October 14th from 6-8pm for the opening reception. Drinks will be served and the artist will be in attendance.
The Mill is a cafe and bakery that has been supporting artists with exhibitions since 2013. This exhibition is free and open to the public. The Mill is located at 736 Divisadero St., and is open from 7am until 9pm Tuesday through Saturday, 7am until 7pm on Sunday, and 7am until 6pm on Monday. Contact [email protected] and visit themillsf.com.
Four Barrel Coffee and The Mill are pleased to present "Being" by Angelica Satya Trimble-Yanu. Born and raised in Oakland, California, Angelica is an enrolled member of the Oglala Lakota Nation from Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota and currently lives in Portland, Oregon. A...