Please visit our newly expanded gallery where we will be celebrating Women's History Month, featuring a selection of contemporary female artists working across diverse mediums. Artists represented include painters Irina Alimanestianu and Michele D'ermo, photographer Julia Gillard and multi-media artist Sandra Shashou.
Julia Gillard is a street photographer born in Chicago and living in New York. Her photographs look at American culture through the lens of where we gather and who and what we celebrate, revealing our social and emotional identities.
Irina Alimanestianu's painting process is inspired by human connection. Through our cultural heritage and appropriating iconography of world religions and pop culture she seeks to further understand our being in our non-verbal collective history, exploring it through animism and biomorphic shapes. These connections are distilled into the raw energy of our beings, manifested through the language of abstraction.
Sandra Shashou’s, latest work, 'Broken' comprises of arrangements of smashed fragments of vintage bone china and porcelain figurines from the 1940's, 50's and 60's. In Shashou’s creative recklessness, there is a comprehensive logic to her deliberate madness.
Broken references bravery and courage, rebuilding, after devastation. Like rebuilding yourself after a broken love.
‘I see great beauty in vulnerability and fragility, in truth that is how we reveal ourselves and really connect’ Shashou states, "in a society seeking an image of perfection, Broken has no flimsy facades." Shashou’s calculated disintegration and simultaneous resuscitation of these inanimate objects is bewilderingly beautiful. Mesmerizing almost, as your eye is drawn to the dynamics of so many shards of protruding porcelain resting on one another, committed to rebuilding with the broken shards one by one in a series of dramatic and positively innovative works. The final configuration becomes a powerful, extraordinary, luxurious and profoundly complex form, with an intricate, attractive spill of decadent colors and splintered shapes.