Art + Culture
A.I.R. Gallery Openings
A.I.R. is pleased to present their next three exhibitions: Take Back Your Body by A.I.R. co-founder Daria Dorosh (Gallery I), Health Show II, organized by A.I.R. Gallery, SOHO20, and Triangle Arts Association (Gallery II), and Pretty Real by Caroline Wayne (Gallery III). Join A.I.R. Gallery for the opening reception of these exhibitions on Friday, March 16.
Take Back Your Body, Daria Dorosh, Gallery I
Take Back Your Body is an exhibition by A.I.R. co-founder Daria Dorosh exploring the correlation of art, feminism, and technology. Take Back Your Body presents textile art-to-wear meant to be owned, worn, and provoke conversation, in conjunction with digital prints that consider the dark side of beauty and commodification of the body.
Health Show II, organized by A.I.R. Gallery, SOHO20, and Triangle Arts Association in collaboration with curator and writer Rachael Rakes, Gallery II
Coinciding with Women’s History Month, the Health Show II will take place in three different Brooklyn locations in March 2018. This initiative is dedicated to a series of shows that took place in Lower Manhattan in February 1994, called The Women’s Health Show.
From March 15 through April 16, A.I.R. Gallery will present a video program exhibition titled Skin.Cells that explores health and care through the concepts of permeation and membrane. Examining epidermal boundaries in an ecology of collapse, these works imagine the infrastructure of the body within the infrastructure of organized care.
Pretty Real, Caroline Wayne, Gallery III
The exhibition Pretty Real by Fellowship Artist Caroline Wayne presents a collection of embellished sculptures depicting scenes from dreams that symbolically recount her own history of early childhood incest. Wayne uses meticulous beadwork in its apparent beauty, containment, and laborious process in order to translate her lifelong efforts to reshape a traumatic past into more palatable innuendos than stark ugly truth. Though rife with phallic weaponry, contentious battle scenes, or shadowy figures in the midst of an assault, her illustrations include playful symbols of childhood and recreation applied in soft shining colors making otherwise horrifying revelations seem only attractively unsettling.