Selected works by Rosemary Meza-DesPlas will be on exhibition at Green Kill from February 2 , 2019 until February 23, 2019 along with works by four other female artists including Nikki Aulicino, Alexa Floresta, Joyce Kubat, and Lynne Stone. Best hours to view this exhibition are 3-6 PM Tuesday-Saturday.
The opening celebration will be on Saturday, February 2 from 5-7 PM. Please join these five unique artists.
Previous Works Exhibited by Rosemary Meza-DesPlas
Two works by Rosemary Meza-DesPlas exhibited in the The Itsy Bitsy Biennale.
About Rosemary Meza-DesPlas
The personalization of social issues in a serial format is the structure for my art-making. My research into fetishized areas – breasts and buttocks – of the female figure led to this series intertwining art history and body image. Female imperfections of the flesh have been typically thought of as unattractive. There exists a richer and more complex reading of the topography of flesh in my artwork which embraces the imperfections and presents them to the viewer as beautiful pockets of the sublime. I isolate the estranging details of the figure: the buttocks and the breasts. The forms of the breast and the buttock communicate to the viewer in a provocative language. They speak about sexism, ageism, and eroticism.
My artworks incorporate the medium of hand-sewn hair (my own) into various surfaces. I have been sewing with hair since 2000. The decision to utilize hair as a vehicle for making art is informed by socio-cultural symbolism, feminism, body image issues, and religious symbolism. Collecting and sorting my hair is a ritualistic act. The dichotomy of using hair captivated my interest: hair can be a sexy and engaging tactile to people or it can be repulsive – like a hair in your soup or a hair on your hotel pillow. There are religious connotations to hair which coincide with symbolism reflecting strength, sensuality and reverence: Delila cut off Samson’s hair and Mary Magdalen washed the feet of Jesus with her hair.