Howard Scott Gallery to Present THE OPPOSITE GAZE, 9/12-10/19
The Howard Scott Gallery will highlight three artists, Rebecca Salter, Hasmig Vartanian, and Sati Zech. The gallery will run from September 12 to October 19, as well as a reception for the artists the 12th, from 6 to 8 PM.
When Manet's Olympia stared out implacably from the canvas in 1865, the "male gaze" had finally met its match. Since then, much has changed, but women still have not reached parity in the art world/market. This exhibition serves to put us on notice that, yes, women rule. THE OPPOSITE GAZE presents images that transcend gender stereotypes and issues, that resonate with their own intrinsic energy, that stand outside the limitations of trend and style.
From Sati Zech's energy-filled collages, poignant and poetic, to Rebecca Salter's deep, absorbing contemplations of line and layering, and Hasmig Vartanian's richly woven, rhythmically-patterned musings, this show allows viewers to look deeply into intimate explorations, free of the snags of cant and jargon. There is a subtle authority here, evidenced by the idiosyncratic markings of artists who have evolved unique, searching, personal relationships with their imagery.
The Opposite Gaze directs our gaze away from the vagaries of the art world into a more soulful place of contemplation and timelessness.