WE ARE LAUNCHING A NEW EXHIBITION SERIES DEDICATED TO WOMXN ILLUSTRATION ARTISTS.
YIN MY WAY OUT - Solo Artsy Online Show
Claudia Chanhoi, Chinese b. 1990
March 8th - June 10th, 2021
Like photography and printmaking, illustration has often been questioned; is it commercial, is it art? More details to be announced soon.
EXCITING NEWS ABOUT ARTIST SOLA OLULODE
Portrayals of Black Joy
Sola's painting Laying in the Grass II has been selected for a digital billboard campaign "Portrayals of Black Joy" launched by Artsy in partnership with Outfront Media, spotlighting emerging Black artists in major cities in the US. Courtesy of the Artist and ARPOWHER Contemporary!
The campaing features also emerging Black artists - Derrick Adams, Dominic Chambers, and Kay Hickman.
PAST ARTSY ONLINE ART SHOW: Modern Womxn. You think You know Me.
December 13th - February 14th, 2021
Curated by Anna Maurrasse-Tomaiuolo
Lynn S. Battaglia Co-Founder and Curator, She Performs
While 2020 was a challenging year, at least it didn’t set us back in our striving for equality. Right? No. What this year did was make it clearer than ever, that there are still many jobs - mostly unpaid - done rather by womxn than men. Child care, care for the ederly, household, etc. were especially challenging for womxn this year. Yet, barely anyone noticed. Why? Because it was nothing new, but just an intensification of what we are used to and expect to happen. The six artists in this show are not willing to accept facts, just because that’s how things have always been. Through reexaminations of their own body, identity and society’s ideals for women, they are defining the modern womxn as someone who has a voice and stories to tell that need to be heard. The modern womxn is unapologetic of herself and the way she positions herself in the world and art history. The modern womxn is a storyteller. Drawing from their own personal experiences she is allowing for history to be retold from new perspectives. Annique Delphine’s delicate paintings invite us into a wonderful world of phantastic beings that are a manifestation of her exploration of her own identity. April Marten, is using performance as the ultimate tool of storytelling to tell the story of a woman that never was. Sola Olulode is weaving stories in her paintings about black identities and communities. - You don’t know me, but if you listen closely enough, I’ll tell you everything you need to know. The modern womxn is a warrior; unapologetically carving out a place for herself in our society. She wears her identity like a badge of honor. In her works, Madeline Bohrer unapologetically uses technology and social media to discuss the notion of self - hers as well as the viewers. While Gretchen Andrew explores and redefines the (art) world, through her use of collaging materials. - I’m here, whether you want to know me or not. The modern womxn is sex. Without hesitation she is reclaiming the rights to her own body and redirecting the male gaze. Positioning her own body into seemingly otherworldly photo collages, Laurel Johannesson is intentionally playing with the notion of the male gaze, but through composition, she is claiming the rights to her body. - You can only fully know me by allowing my body to be. The modern womxn is a force to be reckoned with. She’ll stand her stance. Always. Unafraid, she will stand up for what she believes in over and over again. - I’ll make myself be known, you just need to show up. The modern womxn is everything. Now get to know us.