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  1. Everybody Is A Star

    Tuesday, January 7, 2014

    Well readers, I had promised I'd share with you what Leah Yerpe created from the photos she took of me.  She is having a show which opens on January 9, 2014.  I am supposed to be at my evening job on that evening.  :-(  I am contemplating calling in, but we just had a month off (unpaid of course).  Grrrr.  Enjoy this 2-minute fun video of Leah in action.


    If you are interested in attending the opening on Thursday, January 9th, here is all the info from Leah's website:

    Stellify at Dillon Gallery

    Date: Exhibition: January 9 - February 11
    Reception: January 9th 6 - 8pm
    Dillon Gallery, 555 West 25th St, New York, NY
    Dillon Gallery is pleased to present Stellify, a solo exhibition by artist Leah Yerpe.  This exhibition will feature several new drawings, including three large pieces never previously exhibited.

    Stellify at Dillon Gallery | brooklyn artist | figurative painter | new york artist | up and coming artists | young artists

    Phoenicis | 72×103 | charcoal on paper | 2013
    Stellify means to change or be changed into a star.  Creation myths of nearly every ancient civilization include stories of humans transformed into constellations.  Some of these transformations were acts of mercy, some of honor, and others of terrible punishment.  The drawings in this exhibition are inspired by the persistent relevance of these ancient myths; they span time to express our collective values and experience. 
    The figures in my work are multiplied in different poses, twisting, floating and falling in a space purged of contextualizing marks. I never pose my models; they have free reign to move in an immediate, improvised dance. This fluidity contrasts with a fastidious drawing process, where every tiny gesture and wrinkle take on great significance.  The bodies carry a sense of contradiction between harmony and discord as they push and pull each other, forming constellations on the paper’s surface.
    In his ancient poem Metamorphosis, Ovid writes about the creation: “When all the other animals, downcast looked upon the earth, he gave a face raised on high to man, and commanded him to see the sky and raise his high eyes to the stars.”  Recently, the Voyager spacecraft became the first man-made object to leave our solar-system. Thousands of years of human progress reaching toward the heavens.


    Please share this with someone who you think would like to know about such an exhibition.  Thank you.  Here's to 2014.   

  2. 4 comments:

    1. Canada Anne said...

      The frozen tundra is here! -40!

    2. Oh My God. I don't even understand how it is survivable.

    3. boohoo. I won't be able to get to the opening on 1/9/14. dammit. I am very disappointed.

    4. RHC said...

      Congrats Mindy On A Wonderful Collaboration!.

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