Saturday, October 30, 2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 29th, 2010
CONTACT: Ryan O’Hara, 508.735.9007, ry_ohara@my.uri.edu
Islay Taylor, 401.789.1488, info@heragallery.org
Hera Gallery, 327 Main Street, Wakefield RI 02880-0336
Fall hours: Wednesday-Fri (1-5) Sat (10-4) www.heragallery.org

Hera Gallery
Is pleased to present:
ECCENTRIC FUSION
November 14th – 16th BY APPOINTMENT
Opening Reception: Sunday, November 14th, from 6:00 – 8:00pm

Hera Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition featuring regional artists Julie Mollo, Jennifer Cawley, Katrina Eugenia,Yong Joo Kim, and Christine Kim. This show will illustrate unconventional looks that relate to the fashion world which do not conform to commercial standers but embraces a sculptural aesthetic.

The artists will be representing an array of different media covering textiles, photography, painting, and jewelry. New Yorker,Julie Mollo, creates garments inspired by shapes, the 1950’s, the city of New York, and anything that sparkles. Her clothes are youthful, quirky, and sculptural and have been seen on musician such as Katy Perry. Photographer Jennifer Cawley, re-represents images of women from how they derive originally in fashion magazines. By using an “anamorphic lens” she draws attention to the way that feminity is constructed.

Katrina Eugenia, is another photographer who also is a painter. Her paintings are an eclectic mix, as she has been bought and commissioned by the likes of Hip Hop moguls, plastic surgeons, and street poets, which encourages her to continue in the pursuit of art that people from all walks of life can enjoy. Introducing unconventional use of familiar artifacts into her jewelry making is Yong Joo Kim. Discovering a hidden beauty of mundane objects such as velcro, pins, nails, and cable ties she brings new ways of looking at these objects through reconfiguration in her jewelry. Christine Kim is a jeweler who feels that jewelry should be ornamentation celebrating the body. Her work captures and articulates the human form, and mainly focuses around the head because of its close proximity to the senses. Her jewelry is as dependent on the human form as possible. 

Image: Jennifer Cawley, Digital Photograph from the Ophelia Series.

These programs are presented with partial support from The Rhode Island State
Council on the Arts, Rhode Island State Council of the Humanities, Hera Educational
Foundation, and The Friends of Hera. Hera Gallery is free and open to the public and is
accessible to persons with disabilities. Parking is available.

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