Monday, July 11, 2011

Immaculate Deception

Eclectix has posted about Genevive and Ewelina's art before and they have a fantastic new show coming up on July 29th,  in Santa Monica at Copro Gallery. With a great title like "Immaculate Deception" one can't go wrong. These will be all new works and promise to amuse, astound and make us think - all that art should do. Especially impressive is the real depiction of the female form represented in the works shown here. So refreshing to see a woman's body that isn't painted into a sexy vixen or little girl perfection. Kudos to the artists for having the ovaries to brave a spot outside that predictable, cosmetic box.
Genevive Zacconi, "In Our Nature"
Genevive Zacconi, “Oops, I Did It Again”
From Genevive Zacconi about her works for the exhibition:
"... I've taken both themes of betrayal, and aspects within theology and integrated them into my own art. Believing that religion is a product of human imagination, I feel as though this complex explanation for existence is representative of the psyche of the greater whole of humanity, aside from religious sect; the motifs within the imagery & parable being inherent aspects of all of human life. I've therefore tried to take the topics that have stood out to me, through my Catholic upbringing, and apply them to broader issues in modern times. Human suffering, martyrdom, self-imposed victimization, and sacrifice being some of the subjects that have particularly caught my attention and which I see as having risen to the surface of my work within this show." 
Link to the Eclectix Interview with Genevive.

Ewelina Ferruso, "The Humiliation of the Virgin of Naivety and the Prayer for Divinity"
And from Ewelina Ferruso:
"The rulers of our realm press upon its inhabitants a decree for factory line productivity. We the people are driven by an insatiable need to create the shiny and new. Thus we are becoming a fast news nation, a fast food nation, a fast sex nation and in the process are starving ourselves of that mystical quality that makes us human; not dispensable animated bodies - part plastic, part clay.
As we the human race travel on this journey of truth and deception there is only one champion who will duel for our freedom. She beats inside us all; she is the path of heart."

Link to the Eclectix Interview with Ewelina.
The two artists working it - Genevive and Ewelina

Exhibition Dates: Opening- July 29th thru August 6th, 2011.

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