Wings: Mara Trachtenberg & Uli Brahmst
April 8 - May 6
Saturday, April 8th, 6 - 8 p.m.
Hera Gallery is pleased to present the exhibition, Wings work by Uli Brahmst and Mara Trachtenberg; two artists employing multiple media in exploration of one idea. The world explored in Wings, is an integrate world full of personal and simultaneously universal and at times political references. A world defying simplification and overgeneralizationâ€¦ a world where light and shadow have the same value, the notable melts with the insignificant, the superior with the inferior.
Angels and other winged creatures of hybrid nature move freely between these seemingly opposite worlds, guiding us through diverse realities.
The work is featured in a range of formal presentations deconstructing yet another hierarchy, the original and the simulacrum.
About the Artists:
Mara Trachtenberg was born and raised in Long Island, New York.
She has BA in English and Womenâ€™s Studies and an MFA in art with a concentration in Photography. In her work, A Decadent World she explores an imaginary world of her creation and brings it to her viewers via photographs, animations, and sculpture. Her work references the historical relationship between photography, hunting and conservation while examining the power dynamics within the human/animal and nature/culture dyads. Ms Trachtenberg is the RISCA (Rhode Island State Council for the Arts) 2016 Photography Fellow and has exhibited her work in group and solo exhibitions at venues such as The Everhart Museum, PA; The Center for Fine Art Photography, CO; Colo Colo Gallery, MA, Sarah Doyle Gallery, RI. She lives with her husband, daughter, dogs and chickens in Wakefield, RI where she is a board member of Hera Gallery. MS Trachtenberg is also Adjunct Professor of Photography and Digital Art and at the Community College of Rhode Island, and Photography and Gender and Women's Studies and the University of Rhode Island.
For more information visit www.maratrachtenberg.com
German born artist Uli Brahmst has been living and working in Canada, the Czech Republic, and since 1996 in the United States.
Brahmstâ€™s spirited Portfolio encompasses painting, sculpture, fiber art as well as site- specific installation. She moves freely between abstraction and the figure. Her imaginative work has been shown extensively in the United States and around the world. In New York City she has exhibited in such venues as Galleria Galou, Perogi, Lehman College Art Gallery, Rotunda Gallery, Cave Gallery, Cork Gallery Lincoln Center, Exit Art, Art Expo, The German Consulate, Pool Art Fair, the New Art Center and Wuersch&Gering LLP. Rhode Island venues include the Newport Art Museum, Bannister Gallery, Jamestown Art Center, South County Art Association, Providence Art Club, Bristol Art Museum, Feinstein Gallery and Hera Gallery. Other National and international venues in clude the Islip Art Museum, Islip CT; The New Jersey Center for Visual Art; Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, WI; Tacoma Contemporary, Tacoma, WA; Museo DeBellas Artes, caracs; CORP GROUP Cultural Center, Caracas; Nam June Paik Museum at Tae Gu Teback Gallery, Korea; 10th International Quilt Festival, Yokohama, Japan; ARWI Contemporary Art Fair, Puerto Rico; Galerie Radost, Prague; and Gallerie R31, Berlin. Ms Brahmst is an elected member of the art league of Rhode Island and a member of Hera Gallery.
For more information visit www.ulibrahmst.com