|Since the Age of Antiquity, the influence and power of the feminine form continues to startle and transfix. Blooming Beauties celebrates the glory of women through sculpture, painting, mixed media and photography. Emillions Art brings together three artists who elevate the beauty of women and empower their grace in modern-day works of art. Emma Dunlavey, Francois Duerinckx, and Mercedes Lasarte create an interdisciplinary survey of work that comes together this April.
Emma Dunlavey has become well-known for her professional photographic work. She often uses her images as a point of inspiration for creating large-scale multilayered art pieces with resin and mixed media. By incorporating 3-D objects into her pieces, Dunlavey’s artwork utilizes both visual and tactile elements to engage the viewer. This exhibit will showcase her David Bowie collection and previously unseen works featuring Pamela Anderson. Recently, Emma Dunlavey and Pamela Anderson collaborated on the book RAW,a collection of 300 photographs shot by Dunlavey spanning 20 years of friendship between the two.
Francois Duerinckx’s body of work, Fashion Show Pop Models Art,celebrates the varied, harmonious, and elegant female form through sculpture that evokes a renewed vision of Pop Art. His work pays homage to haute couture, catwalks, models, while juxtaposing popular brands with a rebellious sensibility and experimentation. Duerinckx’s mannequin-like models are created with molded fiberglass, meticulously sanded and painted, taking nearly 300 hours to complete. Strong, resilient, elegant, and sexy, Duerinckx’s work celebrates the female form in a hyper-realistic fashion.
Mercedes Lasarte, influenced by her studies in French Impressionism and Post-Impressionism, creates paintings in oil utilizing bold color palettes. Her work captures the spirit of painters Matisse and Gauguin, employing cloissonisme to cover swaths of canvas with bright strokes of paint that employ an emotional response and sense of color. Her pieces evoke memories, personal experiences, and longing, choosing to focus on the composition as a whole rather than solely one form.
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