Point Green is dedicated to diversity in arts programming. We are constantly connecting with artists, collaborating, and looking for new shows to hang in our 2,200 sq. ft. of gallery space.
SHE SAW THE WORLD BRIGHTEN AND CATCH FIRE
Opening Reception Friday September 8th from 6 – 10 PM
On View September 8 – October 8. 11 – 6 PM W – F, or by appointment.
POINT GREEN is pleased to present SHE SAW THE WORLD BRIGHTEN AND CATCH FIRE, curated by Angel Bellaran, featuring work by Cullen Meyer, Danica Pantic, Dennis Thomas, Domino Whisker, Emma Berg, Jen Xenia and Mia Vesper.
The exhibition, inspired by Ray Bradbury's short story, Embroidery, is a contemporary reflection on the timeless narrative of the self-destructive nature of the human race. Published in 1951, in the aftermath of World War II, Embroidery was Bradbury's not-so-subtle nod to the consequences of mankind's technological advancements to date. Opening with "needle flashes" aka a visceral allegory to women's creation vs. men's destruction, this specific text of Bradbury's - a writer who is more known for fantasy, science fiction and horror - is considered by many scholars to be radically feminist, and calls to question gender roles in both technology and craft.
Embroidery is one of mankind's oldest arts - in fact, the oldest surviving pieces of embroidery on Earth come from the fashion pulled from the tombs of Egypt. The artists selected for this exhibition are working either with traditional methods or with traditional materials. Bellaran has requested that artists respond to this particular text because she finds the topics of nuclear war, political agenda, and gender abundant in the discourse surrounding contemporary art making. Somehow, 66 years later, Bradbury’s voice continues to resonate and, somehow, our collective societal conscience has discounted the horror of nuclear warfare as it is brandished by would-be demagogues. Calling into question society's construct of gender specific media in art-making, the following artists are responding in their own language to our current worldwide situation. Opening on the eve of New York Fashion Week 2017, the intention is that the exhibition will be composed of artwork and custom fashion designs to inspire a wider audience, and hopefully a broader conversation amongst our creative peers, and beyond.