Women Are Not Seeking Your Validation Tatyana Fazlalizadeh January 10-February 21, 2016 Corridor Gallery 334 Grand Ave, Brooklyn, NY
Opening Reception January 10, 4-6PM
Women Are Not Seeking Your Validation is a statement. It is an assertion acting as retaliation against a society that polices a woman’s value and worth.It is a confrontation. These paintings are an experiment at creating work of and about women that references the male gaze, but is not about it. Exploring ways to assert the voices of women within a patriarchal society.
This exhibition features four oil paintings, and 2 wheat paste installations. Bridging the street art practice with the studio practice. In this work, I’m using portraiture and text to recreate the presence of a woman - her face and her voice. Using oil painting to discover how these assertions of women are comprehended within a gallery space.
Tatyana Fazlalizadeh, a native of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She is a 2015 Forbes 30 Under 30 recipient. From traditional oil paint to wheat paste on outdoor walls, Fazlalizadeh adds her imagery to a national and international dialogue about conflict in public spaces, such as sexual violence against women. Her street art series, Stop Telling Women to Smile, has garnered attention around the world for bringing light to street harassment and women’s rights via visual art. The public art series can be found on walls across the US, in Mexico City, Berlin, and Paris. Fazlalizadeh’s work has been covered by the New York Times, NPR, MSNBC, and major media outlets. Her work has been exhibited in galleries and museums in New York, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Oakland, and Detroit.
Hi, LA. I’ll be there next week to produce and install Stop Telling Women to Smile. Along with the artwork, there will be a number of events and meetups for people to be involved. This list will be more detailed over the next few days so check back! To be involved in a specific way (documentation, media outreach, info on wheat pasting walls, etc.) email us at email@example.com
March 13 – Downtown Art Walk - Mini Exhibition at Art Walk Lounge (648 Spring St) - Signing and Posters at Nopal Press (109 W. 5th St)
March 14 – Wheat Pasting in Arts District
March 15 – WAM! Discussion at Santa Monica College
March 16 – Wheat Pasting at Fame Yard, Melrose Ave
March 17 – Action/Speak Out at Santa Monica College Presented with Hollaback, WAM! And Feminist Majority
March 18 – Presentation and discussion hosted by Brotherhood Crusade