A Women's Thing x AucArt: Stretching Arms
In partnership with A Women’s Thing, Morgan Everhart has curated “Stretching Arms,” highlighting AucArt artists Natasha Wright, Viktoryia Shydlouskaya, Katya Granova and Tao Xian, who structure their work with self-compassion and reflection, providing empathy and establishing community amidst the isolation of the coronavirus pandemic.
“Stretching Arms” asks the viewer, how do we transcend solitude? In the midst of this global pandemic, many of us are immobilized by our emotions and isolation. This exhibition highlights artists that structure their work with self-compassion and reflection, which provides empathy for others and establishes a community that endures any separation.
Confident, figurative artists incorporate drawing into their work while maintaining their painterly virtues. Whether these unusual, exaggerated subjects are alone or not, they outstretch our worldly limits and enter a territory that seems familiar, twisted, funny, sexy, and uncomfortable. Each artist in the exhibition gets straight to their point through their repertoire of rendering, medium, and color, which hones in on out of body experiences. We don’t know exactly who these people are, but we know their struggle is physical, innermost, and effeminate.
The viewing room will be on show from June 1–July 30, and we’ll be featuring artist Q&As throughout its run. Sign up here if you want to be first to see: https://bit.ly/36lVjZ5