As our last show of the season, ART SPACE 98 is happy to present new works of well-known East Hampton artist and activist:
‘DARK TIMES / MY LIFE SINCE # 45 / WORK IN PROGRESS’
(Ipadigigraphy on Brushed Aluminum)
November 18 – December 3, 2017
OPEN: SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS 11 to 5 pm (or by appt)**
ARTIST RECEPTION: Saturday, November 18, 5 to 7 pm
ART SPACE 98
98 Newtown Lane, East Hampton, NY 11937
(631) 324-1524, www.artspace98.com
This outspoken and multi-facetted artist has been working for a long time in various media, including photography, painting, collage, installation and video. Her work always offers a message as nuanced as it is provocative. Unafraid to put the finger on bleeding wounds and injustices in our society, Camille uses in this current body of works her rich artistic ability to get the message across and thereby giving voice to many citizens who live their lives with open eyes.
This is what the artist says about her current show:
‘As an artist - privileged white woman, mother and Franco-American - I had to take a stand against the horror that befell us on November 8, 2016, when number 45 came to power in the United States of America. Because I live in New York State, I decided on January 1, 2017 to take every morning a photo above the fold of page 1 of the New York Times with my iPhone. I intend to do this for the entire first year of this presidency.
Using the app SketchBook on my IPad, I have been making artistic and political statements on the issues that speak to me the most. To add deeper dimensions to my work, I add to the frontpage photos I’ve taken or found on the internet. I’m also using emojis, words, drawings, etc. to show more aspects.
At the end of every month, I select 5 of the most pressing ‘images of the month’, themes I have been working on that express best my deep concerns. These images are then printed on Brushed Aluminum plaques (size 16”x12”) and are part of this current show. I will also present a Slide Show of this entire work in progress.’
‘Why use The New York Times?
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”
Constitution of the United States of America
The media and journalism are under attack since number 45 was elected. His repeated declarations calling some of our country’s most prominent and well-respected news outlets as “fake news” have serious and dangerous consequences for the U.S. and the world. Freedom of the press is a cornerstone of our constitution and our democracy, what little we have left of it.
With this ongoing body of work, I hope to create a platform to discuss the issues that are problematic to our communities. I am inviting teachers, students, community organizers, activists, immigrants, and ordinary citizens, young and old, to participate.’
Born in France, Camille Perrottet began her artistic career working as a free-lance photographer in Paris in the 1970’s. Arriving in New York in 1979, she honed her practice in political art during the mid-1980s, painting community murals with artmakersnyc.org.
She has exhibited widely in solo and group exhibitions in the US and Europe and is the recipient of several grants from The New York Foundation for the Arts and from The Puffin Foundation. Her work is part of “The Charlie Archive” at the Harvard University Library. Her New York exhibitions include the Guild Hall Museum of Art, Long Island Biennale at the Heckscher Museum of Art, The Godwin Ternbach Museum, The Wiseman Gallery at The Rogue Community College, Oregon, the Hedge Library, Guilford College, NC.
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