Join us for a new art show by Demart Denaro exploring Hybrid Vigor and the Dreamlife of Coffee…
First Friday Art Walk featuring Demart Denaro
4pm – 6pm
Please join us for this First Friday Art Walk featuring Demart Denaro, with a Special Sound Performance by Jared Warren
Hybrid Vigor and The Dreamlife of Coffee: A Co-Evolution of Humans and Mother Nature
Hybrid Vigor: the improved or increased function of any biological quality in a hybrid offspring
Demart Denaro explores the realm of monoculture-grown coffee within a bleeding monochromatic dreamworld.
If coffee plants could dream, what would they dream about?
His black and white dreamscapes explore the realms of perception through Rorsharch-like imagery sans symmetry., reflecting the complex damages and struggles of a world with limiting binaries and mindsets, while paralleling the struggles of monoculture farming practices.
He draws upon memories and experiences of his personal relationship with himself and coffee, to further understand the sacred energy of this plant we have all consumed and co-evolved with.
Born with hybridized ideals and values, he creates with an intensity spiritually rooted and emotionally charged, mirroring his multi-cultural and multi-religious upbringing.
Through working and practicing across multiple disciplines, diversity becomes the intention; and the values of connection and community collaboration cultivate struggle, growth, and hybrid vigor.
Coffee is the seed of a tropical fruit. It is beautiful, it is complex, and we as a human species are colletively evolving with it.
The color red has never tasted sweeter, but when will we sow the seeds that will really wake us up?
The Crown Gallery
The Crown seeks to give exposure to local and international artists through The Crown Gallery, and hosts new artists each quarter. The Crown Gallery is currently accepting submissions for the first quarter of 2020, and is seeking artists who approach issues related to environmental sustainability, intersectionality, the City of Oakland, and of course, coffee.
If you choose, you may add a donation to Grounds for Health to your registration for this event.
About Grounds for Health:
Since 1996, Grounds for Health has worked in Latin America and Africa to address one of the most significant disparities in women’s health globally. Cervical cancer is a nearly 100% treatable disease, and yet in the next 15 years it is expected to kill six million women – 90% of whom will live in developing countries. They specialize in working in communities that represent the base of global supply chains such as coffee, tea, cut flowers and cocoa. Grounds for Health is a mission-driven, international non-profit organization, born out of and with enduring ties to the coffee industry, and focused on increasing coverage of cervical cancer prevention services.