Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Hot Mess by Alicia Ross [MFA 2006]

October 22 - November 21, 2010

Opening Reception:
Friday, October 22, 6 - 9 PM

In Hot Mess, Alicia Ross explores the mechanism of the consensual production of symbolic values. She passionately tackles difficult subject matter and taboos within society and presents them as naked truth.

The works’ often provocative appearances highlight the artist's ongoing exploration of ideas surrounding conflicting views of feminine identity in the contemporary society and the ubiquitous virtuous/voracious societal impulses towards the female form. Ross appropriates images from online media sources and digitally translates them into cross-stitched constructions, using the sewing machine as a drawing tool. The finished pieces reflect a fusion between hand-made traditions and digital aesthetics.

Black and White Gallery
483 Driggs Avenue
Brooklyn, NY

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Critical Stitch
October 07, 2010 - December 19, 2010

Curated by Lorraine Morales Cox
Artists Include: Vadis Turner, Dave Cole, Laurel Roth, Tamara Kostianovsky, Alicia Ross, Mark Newport, Rob Conger, Barb Hunt, Richard Bassett, Lauren DiCioccio, Margarita Cabrera, and Johanna Unzueta

Opening Reception:
Thursday, October 7, 5 - 7 pm
Nott Memorial, Union College

Mandeville Gallery, Nott Memorial
Union College
807 Union St.
Schenectady, NY 12308

Gallery Hours:
The Mandeville Gallery is free and open to the public every day, year round, during the hours that the Nott Memorial is open: Monday-Sunday daily from 10:00am - 6:00pm

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