Givenchy by John Galliano, Haute Couture 1996/1997
Sharon Hayes political upheaval on view at Andrea Rosen Gallery. The exhibition expands and builds upon an established line of inquiry in Hayes’ work through her active mining of the intersection between history, politics and speech. Both the title of the exhibition and a new body of work, Fingernails on a black board investigate how voice acts as the embodied medium of speech. Hayes takes the 1977 National Women’s Conference in Houston, TX as a historical point of departure. The 1977 conference was a result of an executive order to assess the status of women in light of the United Nations proclaiming 1975 as International Women’s Year; New York Congresswoman Bella Abzug was appointed to head the conference. Following the conference, an extension was granted for the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment. Having only been ratified by 35 states by the 1982 deadline, the amendment has never been passed.
Over the past forty years, Lynda Benglis has developed a distinctive and influential sculptural language. Benglis rose to prominence during the 1960s and ’70s, a time when her singular practice both intersected with and transcended the categories of post-Minimalism and feminist art. Benglis’s sculptures suggest a remarkable range of influences, including the gestures of Abstract Expressionist painting, geological flows, and ceremonial totems.
Photographer Coke Wisdom O’Neal likes to explore “non-traditional forms of portraiture,” wherein “the subjects are secondary to the concepts represented,” as he describes.His ongoing photo-series “Blue Nude” explores the idea of a human being boxed in, both literally and figuratively. Continue Reading
Heinke’s works revolve around the company to interpersonal relationships, to which you and I like the We and others. He feels contemporary social trends by showing break points on interpersonal interaction – the emotional shallowness of relationships, loneliness, inability to exchange ideas in a fast pace of embossed, globalized world.
The world of Japanese artist Atsushi Tawa combines a variety of mediums and methods from sculpture to painting, video and drawing creating a visceral world that dissects the established societal norm. Allusively functional objects, bejeweled, bedazzled, and bewitched redefine the nature of beauty. Continue Reading
The deteriorating air quality within crowded living environments and the changing face of the built landscape has led designer Chiu Chih to develop ‘voyage on the planet’. the project tackles big questions, focusing on the idea that the world is in a constant state of flux. the subtle mysteriousness of the planet’s unknown future often forces human beings to adapt – and potentially create new equipment just to survive. Continue Reading