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I am thrilled to be included in this show at Robert Mann Gallery in NYC. Opening is Thursday June 14th from 6-8 pm

Posted in Uncategorized on May 30, 2018 by Odille

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Robert Mann Gallery is pleased to present In Her Hands, a group show curated by Orly Cogan and Julie Peppito. This exhibition comes at a unique and timely period in history. Women in art and politics find themselves on parallel roads facing the urgent need to assert that we are all connected and embrace empowerment over traditional male systems of dominant power, where all humans regardless of gender, race or class will benefit.

This exhibition will focus on combining craft materials, that define the powerful domestic history of feminine art forms, with portraits of progressive women candidates who are running in the 2018 elections, including Cynthia Nixon, Elizabeth Warren and Maxine Waters. Cogan and Peppito understand that “by curating a show that elevates women in art and politics, it asserts that women’s work, which has historically referred to undervalued activities like cooking, child care and sewing, are extremely valuable but are also only a part of what women’s work means today.” Conceptually the show inspires female artists to create work that highlights other women who are working to advance their communities, their country, and the world by opposing the patriarchal system that typically uses force, domination, and division to exert control.

Among the fifteen artists, Alice Beasley uses her quilting to express her pride for strong courageous woman in politics championing progressive causes that benefits their community and support those struggling to have their voices heard. Maria De Los Angeles, a DACA recipient whose future is directly affected by what happens in our political system, shows how participation in social change comes in different forms. For her, creating something beautiful to inform and educate the audience is her way of participating in the conversation given that she does not have the right to vote in the United States. Jane Waggoner Deschner’s work stitches together snapshots that provide insight into the life of a candidate, which normally seems so far removed from ones own because of a modern day culture that is plagued by surface level headlines. She reminds the viewer of our shared humanity through found family photographs and hand-embroidered quotations that show we are more alike than different.

With an exhibition that empowers both female artists and candidates in the moment of #metoo, #timesup, and #blacklivesmatter, In Her Hands is a reflection of the rise of women’s voices around the world that exemplifies the inclusiveness of true feminist power, and that it is most definitely, here to stay.

Orly Cogan, born in Jaffa, Israel, has been at the forefront of the fiber arts movement using mediums including embroidery, painting, and drawing creating work that explores feminism, domesticity, and the constantly changing role of women in society. She studied at The Cooper Union and received her BFA from The Maryland Institute College of Art. Julie Peppito, born in Oklahoma, combines three-dimensional collage, quilts, botanical illustration and Americana that blurs the traditional boundaries between high and low art. She received her BFA from The Cooper Union and MFA from Alfred University.

In Her Hands features work by Alice Beasley, Orly Cogan, Laurel Garcia Colvin, Maria De Los Angeles, Jane Waggoner Deschner, Susan Graham, Kate Kretz, Jess Larson, Diane Meyer, Marilyn Artus, Julie Peppito, Leisa Rich, Alicia Ross, Rebecca Siemering, Melissa Zexter

Left to Right:
Jane Waggoner Deschner, “freedom isn’t free”: Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy, 2018
Laurel Garcia Colvin, Barbara, we have come a long way, but are there young woman to fill our shoes?, 2015
Marilyn Artus, Connie Walked Into the Chamber Knowing the Fight Would Be Hard, 2018

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Interview and new work on Prodibi, a blog from Geneva

Posted in articles, embroidery and photography, Uncategorized with tags , , , , on April 10, 2018 by Odille

http://mag.prodibi.com/2018/04/05/fascinating-multi-layered-images-that-mix-arts-into-an-intuitive-composition-meet-artist-melissa-zexter/Melissa_Zexter_art_20 car_s

A Recent embroidery project I did for H&M

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on April 4, 2017 by Odille

 

Exhibition, “Vetements de Travail” in Montreal. 20 October – 6 January 2017

Posted in art, exhibitions, Galleries, umbrellas, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on October 19, 2016 by Odille

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Exhibition Workwear (Abiti da Lavoro) at the New School through April 18th

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on February 6, 2016 by Odille

Workwear/Abiti da Lavoro on view at The Sheila C. Johnson Design Center’s Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Gallery, 2 West 13th St., The New School

Opening Reception: Thursday, February 4, 6-8 p.m.
On View: Friday, February 5 through Monday, April 18

Photos taken at the Exhibition, Workwear (Abiti da Lavoro)  curated by Alessandro Guerrero

Photos taken at the Exhibition, Workwear (Abiti da Lavoro) curated by Alessandro Guerrero

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Ann Street Gallery group exhibition , “You Are Here” opens June 13th

Posted in Uncategorized on June 9, 2015 by Odille

If anyone happens to be in lovely Newburgh, NY this weekend , I have a couple of embroidered photos included in this group show called “You Are Here” at The Ann Street Gallery. “.. a group exhibition that investigates how artists use cartography in creative ways and their interpretations of the function and meaning of maps we make and use in contemporary life.”

http://www.safe-harbors.org/ann-street-gallery/upcoming-exhibitions/

Exhibition: After Image: Contemporary Artists and Photography , April 2015

Posted in Uncategorized on March 26, 2015 by Odille

Art House Productions Gallery is pleased to present

AFTER IMAGE: Contemporary Artists & Photography April 4 — May 29, 2015

Join us! Opening reception, Saturday, April 4, from 3 to 6pm

Art House Productions Gallery is pleased to present AFTER IMAGE: Contemporary Artists & Photography, featuring work by 25 artists. Photography now is more simple and accessible than ever. With our camera phones at the ready we’re all perpetual image makers and sharers. We’ve gone from the alchemical dimness of “View From the Window at Le Gras”
-—the oldest surviving camera photograph, by Nicéphore Niépse, c. 1826
—to the vivid, relentless static of our social media feeds.
AFTER IMAGE is showcasing visual artists who are celebrating the photographic image, but are using it in ways that expand it as an expressive medium and are forcing it to conform to their idea of what a photograph can be.

OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, April 4, from 3 to 6pm
DATES: April 4 — May 29, 2015
LOCATION: Art House Productions Gallery, 136 Magnolia Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07306
REGULAR HOURS: Sundays, noon to 3pm and by appointment
COST: FREE
MORE INFO: 201-659-5771,

The Artists:
Aaron B. • Zeren Badar • Melissa Eder • Rose Frisenda • Marsha Goldberg • Robert Gould • Ross Bennett Lewis • Victoria Manning • Peter Matthews • Marianne McCarthy • Julie McHargue • Nina Meledandri • Emmy Mikelson • Alexandra Momin • Kirsten Nash • Joey Parlett • Mary Pinto • Julia Rooney • Dennis Santella • Sarah G. Sharp • Pacifico Silano • Brett Wallace
• Bill Westheimer • Hyun-Joon Yoon • Melissa Zexter

Directions from PATH train:
Take the Newark/Journal Square bound PATH to JOURNAL SQUARE. At Journal Square exit and follow exiting passengers up 1st set of stairs from the platform and proceed up the escalators to the concourse level. Do not follow traffic up the final escalator to the outside. Instead, enter the main concourse via the doors behind the final set of escalators. Make a right and walk to the end. Exit doors and proceed up the concrete ramp.
Art House is directly in front of you on the left.

Limited FREE PARKING available
Located directly behind the Journal Square PATH Station

Made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, A Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts; administered by the Hudson County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs/Tourism Development, and by the County of Hudson, Thomas A. DeGise, Hudson County Executive, and the Hudson County Board of Chosen Freeholders.