Two new solo exhibitions open at the Charlotte Street Arts Centre on Friday, November 7, 2014.
Something Recognizable, an exhibition of stylized acrylic paintings by Carl Parker opens in the Charlotte Glencross Gallery, while #myhiphegemony, an exhibition of linocut prints by Penelope Stevens opens in the Penny Gallery. Both openings happen concurrently from 5:30-7pm.
Quispamsis-based artist, Carl Parker, has shown his paintings across Canada, most recently in Calgary, Alberta, as well as internationally, at the La Biennale d’Arte Contemporanea di Firenze (Florence Biennale, 2011). Something Recognizable, a collection of acrylic paintings on canvas, is Parker’s second solo exhibition in the Charlotte Glencross Gallery. Parker paints abstract, landscape and figure paintings with rich, impressionistic texture and a vivid colour palette – sometimes with a touch of whimsy in the subject matter.
#myhiphegemony serves as an exploration of the young female, transforming through the lens of her iPhone, into a feminist. Fredericton artist and musician, Penelope Stevens explains, “I don’t know when feminism became cool; when our culture, through social media and popular marketing, grabbed hold of feminism in a hegemonic distortion of its true values. The free spirits of the world, hairy armpits in full view, are suddenly raised to fashionista status, while subverting the underlying principles of equality and justice. Is it sexy to be feminist?”
The Charlotte Street Arts Centre welcomes the public to join us for the opening reception of Something Recognizable: Stylized Paintings by Carl Parker in addition to #myhiphegemony by Penelope Stevens, on Friday, November 17, 2014, from 5:30-7pm. Both exhibitions run until December 9, 2014.