ON VIEW IN THE GALLERY
ONCE UPON A SPACETIME
January 17, 2024 - May 5, 2024
Step into a cosmic odyssey where the celestial dance of femininity, Blackness, inner enlightenment, and all of creation unfold. This collection of ethereal artworks by Aramis Hamer transcends the boundaries of time and space to explore the interconnected narratives of strength, grace, and spiritual elevation.
Inspired by the divine feminine, music, higher consciousness, and the cosmos, Hamer's artistry captures the essence of resilience, beauty, and wisdom, with every stroke and hue celebrating the diverse tapestry of the feminine experience within the cosmic order; and invites you to witness the kaleidoscope of experiences embodied by Black femininity.
The Goddess takes center stage, portrayed through intricate symbolism and celestial imagery. Ethereal beings emerge from the canvas, embodying the universal energies that connect us all. Hamer's bold and colorful artworks are a visual hymn, inviting contemplation of the sacred and profound aspects of the feminine spirit; transcending earthly limitations to commune with the divine. Stars, galaxies, and cosmic elements interweave with representations of Black femininity, creating a visual symphony that resonates with the cosmic vibrations of the universe.
Join us as we embark on this transcendent voyage, where the stories of personal divinity in sync with our planetary rhythms converge in a timeless narrative of beauty, strength, and universal Oneness. We invite you to reflect on your own cosmic journey and the boundless possibilities that unfold, Once Upon a Spacetime.
MEET THE ARTIST
Aramis O. Hamer is a Seattle visual artist. Her subject matter is inspired by spirituality, music, nature, and the complexities throughout the Black culture. From a young age, she always loved to create, but at the age of fifteen, she discovered her love for acrylic paints. As a self-taught artist, Aramis has been able to showcase her large-scale paintings at many different exhibitions in the greater Seattle area- including the Paramount Theatre, Climate Pledge Arena, Bellevue Art Museum, and more. In 2019, she was awarded the Cornish College of Arts Neddy Award in the painting category. Her work stands at the intersectionality of fine and pop art bringing color to traditional narratives. L
Learn more about Aramis’ studio practice at www.aohamer.com
My dreamscape paintings are a fusion of medicine, mind, & metaphysics seemingly depicted from the page of a children’s nursery rhyme. At the heart of my work, the goal is play and my palette is the rainbow. I create, what I call, in-studio murals on loose canvas rolls. Many of my large-scale acrylic paintings are inspired by stories, spirituality, climate justice, and my experiences as a Black woman. I view my identity as a privilege and stand at this intersectionality with pride. I also recognize the universal nature of wonder, play, and inner healing - outside of race & gender. I hope to create paintings that ignite universal conversations about the meaning of life & how to heal our relationship with Self. My work, also, examines planetary cycles and the link between our mental & spiritual evolution of consciousness. We all have these universal questions: Where did we come from? Where are we going? What does it all mean? My creative process reflects my study of these questions. I hope to create paintings that ignite conversations and questions. One might be: Did we lose our way? But more importantly, how can we get back?