BLACK CONSTELLATION

Founded eons ago, the Black Constellation consists of a unified, cross-disciplinary guild of Soothsayers, Makers, Empaths, and Channels. Their terrestrial offerings have been a myriad of elements including sentient offspring production, the facilitation of cultural phenomenon, the perpetuation of ancient ritual, and the undertaking of the new and remarkable. In all things, The Black Constellation combines the astral and the earthly; the gorgeous with the abjectly honest; the ancient with the as of yet unimagined. This cosmic body of work exists while remaining in constant communion with the Sacred.

The Black Constellation includes visual artists Maikoiyo Alley-Barnes, Nicholas Galanin, and Nep Sidhu; musicians Erik Blood, Erykah Badu, JusMoni, OC Notes, Porter Ray, Shabazz Palaces, and Stas THEE Boss; and writer and cultural critic, Larry Mizell, Jr.

Nep Sidhu.  Black Constellation Gang Vest , 2012. Boiled wool, embossed lamb skin, northern bobwhite quail feathers, quilted cotton, print of a German solar system study with Sun Ra, Hmong embroidery, block print, dye; lined with denim chambray, wool chenille. Courtesy of the artist.

Nep Sidhu. Black Constellation Gang Vest, 2012. Boiled wool, embossed lamb skin, northern bobwhite quail feathers, quilted cotton, print of a German solar system study with Sun Ra, Hmong embroidery, block print, dye; lined with denim chambray, wool chenille. Courtesy of the artist.