Facing Up

28.05.2012 | Blog | BY:

For Twin VI we spoke to vanguard artist Io Tillet Wright about her project Self Evident Truths. Her black and white portraits of other-than-straight America are quickly becoming a rich online resource of strength for people who are anything less than 100 per cent heterosexual and living within communities which are less than accepting.

Having started in New York and taken her campaign to LA, Io has recently completed portraits taken in 11 cities in the Deep South.

For one night this week, all 1675 Self Evident Truths portraits from 17 cities will be on view. With strength in numbers, each portrait is an extra beat added to the pulse of Io’s campaign to see equality for all people regardless of sexuality.

With performances from MEN, Lauren Flax and Eve Ensler, this is a big moment in Io’s journey. Be sure you get down there to check out what it’s all about.

Self Evident Truths, The Hole Gallery, 312 Bowery, NYC, May 29th, 7-10pm
RSVP at [email protected] 
selfevidentproject.com

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Love Before Intimacy

21.12.2011 | Art , Blog | BY:

For her first solo show, Love Before Intimacy, artist Lola Montes Schnabel has created an Arcadian landscape energised by the vibrancy and colour of passion.
Created over the past year, the five canvases on show at The Hole gallery in Manhattan share a unity of pallet and subject. Each painting depicts an episode in a narrative of androgynous youth encountering each other on a remote Greek island. Depicting a time of love before sexuality, nude youths make free in her heated teal and tan landscape.

Blending expressionism with figurative painting, it is Schnabel’s own heated application of paint that sets her scenes of romance and free love on fire.

Love Before Intimacy is at The Hole, 312 Bowery, New York until February 4th, 2012
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