Femme to Femme Fatale: The Feminine in Contemporary Art
Woman. She is an archetype, a stereotype, mother, lover, daughter, and dominator. Larger than life, hiding her divinity, selfie-taking, heart breaking and heart broken. In this dynamic new group exhibition—presented by Modern Eden Gallery and curated by beautiful.bizzare—over 60 international artists were asked to consider the modern woman in all her complexities and contradictions.
‘Femme to Femme Fatale’ has been brought together by Editor in Chief of Beautiful Bizarre Magazine, Danijela Krha and her dedicated team of editors and staff. Based in Australia, Krha brings an international roster of the top contemporary artists in the art world today. Each artist has either been featured by the publication or will be featured in an upcoming issue.
The gallery began working with Krha and her team at beautiful.bizarre in 2014 as the publication entered its sixth issue. Introductions to gallery director Kim Larson were made, and a shared interest in advancing the same caliber and style of artwork was revealed. Over the last several years, the magazine has grown and expanded into nothing short of an international phenomenon. Now in it’s 14th issue, and with well over 600,000 followers combined across their social networks, they serve up a continuous and engaging stream of beautiful and surreal contemporary artwork, which as their name implies—oft trend toward the bizarre. What initially began as a focus on advancing Australian artists on the world stage, became a much larger endeavor as similarities and shared interests were discovered in the US, Europe, Asia and more. Built upon nearly two years of planning and cross-collaboration, this exhibition represents a successful knitting together of a geographically disparate but connected community of artists under a common movement, and another step toward advancing this growing movement in the art world.
Featuring exciting new works from Brian M. Viveros, Caia Koopman, Leilani Bustamante, Jennybird Alcantara, Philip Munoz, Fin Dac, Minjae Lee, Redd Walitzki, Handiedan, Conrad Roset, Mab Graves, Pamela Wilson, Troy Brooks, Saturno Butto, Sandra Chevrier, Sarah Joncas, Derek Gores, Tatiana Suarez, Edith Lebeau, Chris Berens, Chie Yoshii, Jaclyn Alderete, Tran Nguyen, Hannah Yata, Alessandra Maria, Dorielle Caimi, Michael Foulkrod, Sergio Lopez, Jana Brike, Alex Garant, Jasmine Becket-Griffith, Camilla d’Ericco, Pippa McManus, Erin Anderson, Joshua Lawyer, Tracy Lewis, Chris Guest, Young Chun, Ania Tomicka, Graeme Balchin, Kate Zambrano, Cate Rangel, Bec Winnel, Menton3, Marie Larkin, Kelsey Beckett, HUSH, Vanessa Dakinsky, Helice Wen, Daniel Bilodeau, Glenn Arthur, Sam Wolfe Connelly, Lauren Brevner, Julie Filipenko, Sheri DeBow, Colin Christian, Mahlimae, Julia deVille, Popovy Sisters, Zoe Williams, TriffonyArtwork.
The opening reception for Femme to Femme Fatale will be held at Modern Eden Gallery on Saturday, September 17, 2016 from 6 pm–9 pm. Curator, Danijela Krha, and many of the featured artists will be in attendance at the reception. We are also honored to host the Australian Consul-General and Senior Trade and Investment Commissioner, who will be in attendance to show support for the Australian artists and curators involved. The exhibition will be on display through October 8, 2016 and is free and open to the public.
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