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ETERNAL SUMMER | Curated by Ishaat Hossain – July 15-21, 2018
Eternal Summer | <Group Show>
Private reception: Tuesday, July 2018, from 6-9pm,
Summer. Short cold days full of frost and falling leaves are replaced by days spent by the beach sipping on cold Piña coladas and nibbling on wedges of watermelons bigger than most peoples’ faces. Empty parks now filled to the brim with the delighted shriek of children acquainting themselves to their newly found freedom that the end of school brings.
“Eternal Summer” aims to capture and showcase summer in all its forms. For this exhibition, we have artists from all points along the spectrum, some newly graduated from college, others more experienced with a plethora of galleries under their belt, and everything in between.
One Art Space is a contemporary art gallery located in TriBeCa, NY. Since opening in 2011, One Art Space prides itself on hosting exhibitions for a wide range of artists from around the world. We are proud to have had exhibitions featuring Shepard Fairey, Cope2, Andrew Salgado and much more.
There is no restraint on medium, OAS Gallery has exhibited paintings,
photography, sculptures and more.
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With thanks, L. Sonis for the powerful <article>
…”Onlookers hummed over the future of feminism in a white-walled room adorned with works of empowerment from 20 women artists at One Art Space in Tribeca.
With the #MeToo Campaign came power.
A desire to further that power is what lead curator Marina Dojchinov to open the show “She Is,” a collection of sculpture, mixed media, paintings and photography.
“It is important to empower women to stand up and be counted,” Dojchinov said. “We do matter, we are important and we will be heard.”
According to the National Endowment for the Arts, 51% of visual artists are women, and on average, women artists earn $0.81 for every dollar a male artist earns.
“The future is female,” Dojchinov said. “I view female artists as the driving force in the art scene as the inequality gap closes.”
More than 500 people packed the gallery, which housed guests an hour and a half past the show’s closing, the event was graciously sponsored by Rockefeller Vodka.The population was split evenly between men and women.
Artists’ stories ranged from overcoming an eating disorder, to leaving an abusive relationship, to breaking past stereotypes professionally, to being forced into feminism based on reactions to the art. The reoccurring thread in all of the artists’ stories was that women have always been powerful, and that they hoped their art would help further demonstrate this strength.
Below are a few of those stories:
Debbie Dickinson is a super model who has appeared on the cover of Vogue 18 times. Her career includes working as an actress, journalist, fashion expert, art curator, nature photographer, as well as owning a marketing and public relations company. She is the mother to abstract-futuristic artist Evan Sebastian Lagache.
To move past modeling in the 80s, Dickinson had to convince acting agents that she could do more.
“What they try to do is stereotype you,” she said. “My predisposition in the acting business was basically, they knew me as a model, so casting agents would say, you’re not an actor; you’re a model.
“The modeling industry trains you to accentuate your beauty. It’s hard to wash it down unless you drink a lot before you show up, or you don’t sleep a lot, or you have a magnificent makeup artist who degrades the illusion of what you’re born with. So, when you walk in as a beauty in the industry, you’re pigeonholed.”
She went on to act in movies and Off Broadway productions. Finding balance through more than three decades of sobriety, she continued to expand her career in other realms and was tapped to include her nature photography, a selection narrowed down from more than 15,000 photographs, for the show “She Is.” The work focuses on the beauty in nature in New York, at its beaches and a macrocosm of the city’s insects.
The artist stated that she has surpassed the pigeonholing that could have held her back.
“No longer, because I’m writing my own films, I’m writing my own books, I’m driving my own car.”
Artist Allison Harrell played soccer as an adolescent alongside her best friend. In doing so, their bodies took on an athletic shape. They’d pretend to be exaggerated characters from the television show American Gladiators. They were the only girls to sign up for the weightlifting gym class.
At that age, Harrell did not find her athletic frame to be beautiful. She became secretly anorexic and bulimic.
“As an athlete and type A student growing up, I had many reasons to see hard work taking positive effect, but unfortunately at that age and even in that era, I never often felt accomplished or powerful,” she said. “I was fit and dedicated to training as a soccer athlete in top divisions but much of what I could see of myself in the 90’s was too much difference from the models and actresses I admired.”
She overcame the body dysmorphia and included piece “Via Lactea,” a dye sublimation on aluminum, for the show “She Is.” The image is a photo of her best friend, taken a year and a half ago along in Bahai, Brazil depicting the Milky Way in the winter sky. It also serves as a self portrait for Herrell, who now only sees tremendous beauty in the athletic form.
“I staged a photo session with my long time inspiration (best friend) and revealed the incredible capabilities of her form through a cover of metallic, all over body paint,” she said. “We jumped together, spun, screamed out loud, posed hard.
“”The work from there had to embrace the lofty feeling inside the body we worked to capture.”
Harrell derived the colors by applying hue shifts algorithmically to highlights and shadows as separate values. She said that the dye sublimation on aluminum medium was necessary to further the story of this adoptive self portrait series.
“I chose a medium that offers no white point but rather a true specular and added glossy finishes to ensure that as the viewer moves toward the image, they can also see themselves in its surface,” she said. “The power of the highlights glows intensely but only at angles related to following the viewers’ position.” “
With thanks, S. Rico, great <article>
…”“Dichroic Susended” by Allison Harrell. (Photo by Paul Bruinooge)
And there was Allison Harrell, with her quick smile as she knows that her ultraviolet mirrors and other reflecting curiosities were bound to stupefy – and surely they did (I almost took them home myself).
Among so many others that would explode my word count here, I tip my hat and thank them again for such a memorable experience, with one minor catch: my only critique on the show was its brevity. The show encapsulated Robert Frost’s words as he describes ephemera: “nothing gold can stay.” For me gold was this show, its art, gold was the curatorial position, gold was the atmosphere, the venue, but above all that, gold was the purpose – to provide an open platform to showcase artists that have followed their passion to no end.”