The Sexy Feminist Allure at Albertz Benda

Art of Jen Ray at Albertz Benda
Art of Jen Ray at Albertz Benda
Annabel Daou at the project space of Albertz Benda
Annabel Daou at the project space of Albertz Benda

Expansion and refreshing an art gallery can open the gates to some very interesting programming. With the pair of two very sexy shows at the main gallery and their project space that Albertz Benda had a strong outing for October. AF paid a visit first to the subterranean project space for Annabel Daou: a million times where it was dark, magical and solemnly seductive. The meticulously printed words on the fragile lattice pages and the card where your fortune is jotted down via prose was quite enchanting. Then we stepped up to the main gallery where it evoked ROCK GLAM and 80’s glitz with the show by Jen Ray:  Deep Cuts. The illustrative style of warrior women evoked part Ziggy Stardust and Mad Max Thunder Road heroines. A special performance last October 8th sealed the deal in pushing the feminist mystique forward. These women are here so hear them roar! 

Special Performance Video link below:


 

Jen Ray: Deep Cuts (main gallery) / October 8th – November 7, 2015

Annabel Daou: a million times (project space) / October 8 – November 14, 2015

Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday (10 am to 6 pm)

Albertz Benda. 515 West 26th Street. NYC. NY 10001

 

Text by: Oscar A. Laluyan

Photography by: Olya Turcihin

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A Stitch in Time Saves Nine or Art Night
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Your fate in words as scrolled by Annabel Daou
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Mondays are blah but Thursday is Art Night
Detail of work by Jen Ray
Detail of work by Jen Ray
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Art Night at Albertz Benda
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Oh the carnage in Art by Jen Ray
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Fragile and delicate words in every page
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A Million Words in the book by Annabel Daou

 

Oscar Laluyan

Oscar Laluyan

Oscar A. Laluyan is a critic, curator and an art writer for several online publications, . He has worked in a museum and at an art gallery founded by a former architect of Richard Meier's firm. His passion for contemporary art is reflected and directed to seeing the future.

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