When I heard about this event It got my attention right away. We are in a very active time in social media and it just seems like everyone is not afraid to say what they think and feel. When it comes to looking at art, it is like listening to the artist. Art is a way of speaking out what you feel and how you see the world
“I don’t paint dreams or nightmares, I paint my own reality.”
― Frida Kahlo
Frida is not with us anymore but she still is very alive. Her art was a way of expressing her feelings. By looking at her pieces I feel like I can see thought her eyes.
this often misunderstood artist, a sexual pragmatist who conducted affairs with both men and women, a proto-feminist who invested her art with an autobiography filled with struggle and pain.
A fun fact is In 1723, Dutch painter Margareta Haverman was expelled from the Académie Royale when the painting she submitted was judged too good to have been done by a woman.
Time has change but we are still in working progress, and Burning Bright is just part of the work of recognizing the women work bringing a group of strong women together.
Burning Bright is an exhibition presenting a St Louis – based artist that identify as women. This show will be happening this Saturday April 8, 2017 from 5-8 pm at TechArtista 4818 Washington Blvd St Louis. A Burning Bright After party will follow after 8-11pm At 510 N Euclid St Louis Mo. Cover of the party will be a $5-7 suggested donation. Hosted by Living Collective and HEX. This event is free and open to the public. The exhibition will be on view at TechArtista until Friday, June 16th 2017. Event
Another fun Fact is Less than 4% of the artists in the Modern Art section of New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art are women, but 76% of the nudes are female.
Contemporary artists have been exploring the concept of how a viewer experiences an artwork, and either forcing the viewer to become aware of their process of experiencing the artwork, or inviting them to become part of the artwork itself.
Featured artists include Elizabeth Moore, Lola Ogbara, Britta Buescher, Julianne Wise, Addoley Dzegede,Jessica Bremehr, Lauren Marx, Angelina Fasano, Theresa Moher, Lara Head, Alyssa Knowling, DarcyCampbell, Natalie Baldeon, Kristin Cassidy, Victoria Cates, and Diana Casanova.
Showcased Art Pieces can be purchased at the event. with a 10% of the proceeds going to a charity of the artists’ choice.
Artist Darcy Campbell is a Saint Louis, MO based artist with a focus in abstract and pop art.
“My pop art is a statement on today’s most prevalent social issues, including LGBTQ and women’s rights (i.e., Free The Nipple). I deliver my stance on these issues with today’s most recognizable icons in pop culture using a myriad of mediums including spray paint, acrylics, and glitter.”
While she is in charge of the beginning of her abstract painting in color and portions size she lets the use of gravity do the final touch on her pieces.
Darcy’s pieces are currently on display in Kit and Ace in both their Central West End and Plaza Frontenac locations and Coma Coffee in Brentwood.