Wednesday, July 24th, 2013: The Lodge Gallery presents an artist talk and presentation by artists Kira Nam Greene and Esperanza Mayobre from our current exhibition FOR WHICH IT STANDS. Both artists will speak about their work and take questions from the audience. The Salon begins at 6:30pm with Kira Nam Greene after which there will be a short intermission followed by Esperanza Mayobre at 7:30.
FOR WHICH IT STANDS is on view at The Lodge Gallery through July 28, 2013.
Kira Nam Greene – 6:30pm
Kira Nam Green’s Paintings and Drawings negotiate the duality and Dichotomy of her existence as an Asian Immigrant woman in America. As an outsider, Greene is more aware of the plurality of cultural contradictions present in American society. As a Feminist, she is repulsed and demoralized by the objectification of the female body in art history and popular culture, yet she finds herself strongly attracted to the sensuality of those images. This paradox has led her to combine the rigidity of patterns with the imagery of desire in the female body. In her most recent work, she replaces the body with images of lusciously styled food while heightening the mixture of patterns and icons derived from various Western and Eastern sources, The food, working both in harmony and in collision with it’s surroundings, is the surrogate body for the desire to consume and control,
Esperanza Mayobre – 7:30pm
Esperanza Mayobre is a Brooklyn-based Venezuelan artist who creates fictive laboratory spaces. Inserts the role of a hero, writing a role for herself in the work. Uses light as a metaphor for birth. Drawings to create infinite lines. Candles to create lines of light. Gives money away to talk about the third world countries debt. Dust to convert illegal to legal aliens. Elegant graffittis to portray urban chaos.
She is the recipient of the Jerome Foundation Travel Grant, the Smack Mellon Studio Program, the LMCC Workspace Residency, and a fellowship to attend Skowhegan School of Painting. Her work has been exhibited at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, the Bronx Museum, the Jersey City Museum, MIT Cavs, Art Museum of the Americas, Washington D.C., the Contemporary Museum of El Salvador, the Incheon Biennial, Korea, el Centro Cultural Chacao, Venezuela, among others. Her work is currently exhibited at Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center in Buffalo, NY, the Lodge Gallery and she will be part of the Creative Time Sandcastle Competition. Her work has been reviewed in ArtVoice, The Brooklyn Rail, Bomb, The New York Times, Artnet, El Nacional, Arte al Dia and Artforum.