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A virtual gallery for all artists
RECENT & UPCOMING EXHIBITS
PUSH/PULL - REPULSION, ATTRACTION, AND THE IN-BETWEEN
August 2nd - September 26, 2020
According to Greek myth, the artist Pygmalion carved a woman from marble, his ideal of feminine beauty, only to fall hopelessly in love with his creation. In contrast, Surrealist Meret Oppenheim’s 1936 sculpture Ma Gouvernante was considered so obscene that a female viewer smashed it to bits while on display in Paris. The idea of the “beautiful” and the “grotesque” are rapidly shifting cultural concepts, though their ability to elicit reactions of pleasure and disgust remains a constant. Artists have the unique opportunity to exemplify, subvert, and redefine these concepts, as well as to play in the fertile ground where these apparent opposites intermix, adding their voices to a dialogue as old as humanity itself.
Juror: Ivy Brenneman
Ivy Brenneman is an Indiana-based, Atlanta born artist specializing in paper media. She enjoys food, sexuality, the absurd, and “being very close to very small, very detailed things.” While she will always be a draftswoman at heart, she is currently pursuing her MFA in Printmaking at Indiana University Bloomington, having received her BA in Visual Arts, German Studies and Creative Writing from Brown University in 2016.
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AND THE BAND PLAYS ON: FAILURE, CATASTROPHE, AND ABSURDITY
June 21st 2020 - July 25th 2020
As the Titanic began to sink into the cold Atlantic water, the eight-member band continued to play in the first class lounge in a futile attempt to keep passengers calm. Failure occurs at every level of society and whether it occurs at a personal, institutional, or systemic level can drastically change the longevity and effects of its result. Despite being a topic that is uncomfortable for many, failure is an essential piece of the human experience. Everyone, at some point or another, faces failure and catastrophe. These experiences allow us to react in any number of ways—with absurdity, tenderness, anger, growth, resignation, change, derision, or devastation. Artists are encouraged to explore what it means to fail, how failure can be used as a tool for transformation, or what happens when failure becomes inescapable.
Juried by Tayla Blewitt-Gray
Tayla Blewitt-Gray is an Australian-born artist from Canberra and lives in Bloomington, Indiana. She holds a Bachelor of Visual Arts with Honours form the Australian National University and is currently completing her MFA at Indiana University. Her work predominately uses time-base media, net-art and printmaking. Within her respective mediums she works with distortion and deterioration to explore themes that include memory, bonds, connections, to a location and loss.
A Mission for Radical Diversity
IN TOTO Virtual was founded as a virtual gallery space that is accessible to all artists. Without the technical and financial limitations of a brick and mortar gallery, we accept a wider variety of art. Our totally free model removes socioeconomic barriers that prevent diverse voices from reaching the art market. Combined, these practices allow us to offering radically diverse exhibitions that are impactful, thought provoking, and cutting edge.
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