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The Living Gallery Outpost Art Exhibit, symbols, Solo Exhibition by Valbona Dedvukaj.
As part of the promotion of talent, The Living Gallery Outpost presents artist Valbona Dedvukaj in her solo exhibition symbols. This series consists of figurative oil paintings that play on the satirical element of the portrayal and objectification of women in art history, specifically in sculptures. Through combining contemporary painting methods with an idealization of the figure, Valbona demands the viewers to recognize how women were perceived and leaves the question of whether or not this has changed.
This series will be featured at The Living Gallery Outpost on October 19th through the 27th. Artist Nyssa Frank founded The Living Gallery BK and later expanded with Joseph Meloy and Alexandria Hodgkins on June 23, 2017. Nyssa Frank has been featured in USA Today and the New York Times and has been named one of the “100 Most Influential People in Brooklyn Culture,” by Brooklyn Magazine.
October 19-27, 2019
Saturday, October 19, 6 – 9 PM – Opening Reception
The Living Gallery Outpost
246 E 4th St, New York, NY
The Living Gallery BK was founded in 2012 and expanded in the year 2017 into the historic 53 Avenue B building, located in East Village. The space follows the similar model of the Living Gallery BK, hosting gallery events and celebrating the spirit of its historic neighborhood.
Artist Valbona Dedvukaj is an Albanian American artist raised in metro Detroit. As the daughter of a former Albanian human rights activist, she continues in her fathers footsteps in advocating for freedom and justice. Her interest in painting began as the result of a hospital stay, due to her chronic illness. Her father who was a former art student in Kosovo, handed her a pen and paper to encourage forgetting the pain through drawing. What began as a small therapeutic habit, soon became her passion and redemption as she continued to work with oil paint.