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“This is not a rebel song…” Thus began a popular anthem from the politically seminal rock band U2. While broader in scope than most pro test pieces\, ‘Sunday Bloody Sunday’ certainly shared a few sentiments ther ewith.
And so it is with the newest visual offering at C.A.S. While no t necessarily a feminist art show\, there exists a degree of overlap\, in t erms of execution and content\, with some considerations of the contemporar y feminine experience.
Three artists\, myriad concerns\, Camel Art Spa ce is proud to present\, “Tres Belles”\, a three person exhibition examinin g the constructs of culture\, power and expression from a decidedly female point of view.
Employing shimmering symbol and polished photo-realism\ , Lauren Gibbes highlights the subtle nuances of restraint and might\, amon g her many subjects.  In her paintings\, she tweaks recognizable forms\, ob fuscating their meaning while sharpening their psychological impact.
E lisa Velazquez’ highly tactile relief sculptures emanate from the deeply pe rsonal nexus of the magic and the real.  Laced with humor\, heartache and i nsight\, her hand knit forms connote mothering\, passion and ‘La Dramática’ \, conflating cultural ‘womens issues’ in ways both current and timeless.The least overtly muliebrous in motif of the three\, Julie Torres’ work s feature disembodied hands\, mystical slides and archetypical mounds\, bio -forms come stand-in for esoteric states of mind.  Brutalistically rendered tears\, blood and rainbows seem to be treatise on the triumphs and pitfall s of the human gesture.
Taken as a whole\, these objects give us just a glimpse into the many facets of these artists' contemplations. Dazzling\, engaging and enigmatic\, the result\, while satisfying\, can leave us with as many questions as answers. Stymied? No worries. To quote again from sai d rock band\, “It’s alright. She moves in mysterious ways”.

DTEND:20091025 DTSTAMP:20140724T005728 DTSTART:20091009 GEO:40.7143721;-73.9449734 LOCATION:Camel Art Space\,722 Metropolitan Ave. \nBrooklyn\, NY 11211 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Tres Belles\, Lauren Gibbes\, Julie Torres\, Elisa Velazquez UID:74093 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20091009T210000 DTSTAMP:20140724T005728 DTSTART:20091009T180000 GEO:40.7143721;-73.9449734 LOCATION:Camel Art Space\,722 Metropolitan Ave. \nBrooklyn\, NY 11211 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Tres Belles\, Lauren Gibbes\, Julie Torres\, Elisa Velazquez UID:74094 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR