Ivy N. Jones founded Welancora Gallery
in 2002. The gallery name is an amalgam of the names of Ivy's parents and older brother. Located in a 19th century townhouse, the purpose of the gallery is to represent artists from around the world by holding exhibitions, publishing scholarly catalogues and placing their work with collectors and museums.
As part of our 2018 AFROPUNK weekend experience
, we partnered with Ivy for our Independent Art Gallery Tour, where we met with art dealers and curators, explored contemporary Black art, and discussed the importance of reshaping the industry.The following post is part of a Q&A series with the artists, chefs, curators, and business owners we partnered with to celebrate the cultural force that is Brooklyn.