Mickalene Thomas at Orlando Museum of art. Thomas constructs complex portraits, landscapes, and interiors in order to examine how identity, gender, and sense of self are informed by the ways women are represented in art and popular culture. Rhinestone (the artist’s signature material and a symbol of femininity) serve as an added layer of meaning. Thomas uses rhinestones to shade and accentuate specific elements of each painting, while subtly confronting our assumptions about what is feminine and what defines women. #young_art_collector#mickalenethomas#youngartist#emergingartist#orlandomuseumofart#nycartist#artcollector
Okok so at first I was scared to promo this because I wasn't sure how it'd turn out, but I'm here and my Installation is lit!!! Come thru and experience the entire Installation for yourself , it's worth it, I promise
“Open Syntax #3 : Organics”. Gallery hours on Sundays 2-4pm.
Pic of “Under-Ripe, Over-Ripe (tough, green, red bits)” (detail) #AnaRatner
Although she grew up in New York City, Ana Ratner has spent much time traveling throughout upstate New York “to study plant medicine, tend bees, raise sheep, farm, and harvest nettles, mustard, and mushrooms.” This time spent in the country has served her well. Ratner’s works seem to come from a natural desire for healing others. Via meal-making performances, sculptures to aid in the process of grieving and birth-supporting as a doula, her practice and works are a manifestation of a caregiver. The piece in this show, Under-Ripe, Over-Ripe (tough, green, red bits), impressively brings these elements together, by incorporating weavings, cotton ropes and walnut dyes.
@ #ALPHAartspace - 292 e. 3rd St #1b , bet. Aves C & D NYC