Friday, 12 April 2019 – Friday, 3 May 2019, Opening Reception: Friday, April 12th, from 6:00 to 8:00pm
History’s requisite that the female image act as a container for a viewer’s desire or as a projection of male ownership excludes the most salient feature of a work of art, the transference of personhood. Jacob Hicks and Buket Savci utilize vivid color, ornamentation, narrative structure, and technical virtuosity to create veritable wonderlands within this transference.
Buket Savci is a Turkish American painter whose work examines the ephemerality of happiness, human intimacy, womanhood, and play. Her paintings were recently exhibited at Governor’s Island Art Fair and the Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art.
Jacob Hicks, originally from Texas, uses oil painting to reinterpret art historical female reference and reevaluate the relationship between personhood and iconography. His art has been widely exhibited and published in compendiums by Rizzoli Press and The Wild Magazine.