IN HER HANDS 

Portraits of 15 progressive women candidates handmade by 15 women artists.

Men have ruled the US for centuries. Now it's In Her Hands

CURATED BY: 

JULIE PEPPITO & ORLY COGAN

OPENING JUNE 14th, 2018 from 6-8pm at ROBERT MANN GALLERY, NYC

IN HER HANDS : JUNE 14 - AUG 17, 2018, ROBERT MANN GALLERY, NYC

With the November, 2018 U.S. elections quickly approaching, women in art and politics find themselves on parallel roads facing the urgent need to assert that we are all connected and that we must work together to create a new paradigm that moves beyond traditional systems of male dominant power.  Women are creating a political and artistic culture where all humans, regardless of gender, race or class will benefit.  Men have ruled the world for centuries. Now it’s In Her HandsCLICK FOR MORE

Above artworks by: Jane Waggoner Deschner, Laurel Garcia Colvin, Marilyn Artus 

 

NATURE, FASHION & WAR

Solo exhibition of Julie Peppito's tapestries and large scale charcoal drawing installations. 

APRIL 6-26, 2018, LIVING ARTS, Tulsa, Oklahoma. CLICK FOR MORE

Wake Up! 2018. 145" x 84" x 10", canvas, trim, thread, acrylic paint, found objects, dimensional fabric paint, fabric.

 For  Nature, Fashion & War , Julie Peppito created fantastical large-scale charcoals and tapestries that draw connections between the human desire to want more of everything versus the destructive impact our consumerism has on the environment and the survival of our species. The colorful, multi-layered, fashion-inspired tapestries in  Nature, Fashion & War  contain objects that were on their way to becoming trash. At one time these items were desirable status symbols or served a functional purpose. By smashing, wrapping, and sewing old shoes, clothes, toys, jewelry, cans, and other debris into pliable surfaces, then combining them with carefully painted and drawn images of politicians, nature, people, and monsters, Peppito creates topographical narratives that comment on the systems destroying life on earth.   These arresting and quietly sensational works are Peppito's answer to author Naomi Klein’s assertion that  No Is Not Enough . She has created an exhibition that speaks to the catastrophic effects unregulated industries are having on us, the role human nature plays in that, our coping mechanisms, and strategies towards a healthy inhabitable world. Her titles often reference books and articles from notable journalists like Naomi Klein, Jane Mayer, Sharon Lerner, Brene Brown and Arundati Roy. Since the recent re-invention of "fake news" Peppito set out to create mammoth illustrations interspersed with giant word balloons inspired by these authors' well-researched works. Peppito's complex visual expression illuminates the intricate web of violence, greed, love and beauty that comprise human nature. She intends to help tip the future towards our positive instincts and away from those hurling us towards extinction.   Pictured above:    Toxic Frock : This Changes Everything by Naomi Klein,  2016. 156" x 84" x 30", canvas, trim, oil paint, gouache, thread, acrylic paint, found objects, dimensional fabric paint, fabric, grommets.   

For Nature, Fashion & War, Julie Peppito created fantastical large-scale charcoals and tapestries that draw connections between the human desire to want more of everything versus the destructive impact our consumerism has on the environment and the survival of our species. The colorful, multi-layered, fashion-inspired tapestries in Nature, Fashion & War contain objects that were on their way to becoming trash. At one time these items were desirable status symbols or served a functional purpose. By smashing, wrapping, and sewing old shoes, clothes, toys, jewelry, cans, and other debris into pliable surfaces, then combining them with carefully painted and drawn images of politicians, nature, people, and monsters, Peppito creates topographical narratives that comment on the systems destroying life on earth. 

These arresting and quietly sensational works are Peppito's answer to author Naomi Klein’s assertion that No Is Not Enough. She has created an exhibition that speaks to the catastrophic effects unregulated industries are having on us, the role human nature plays in that, our coping mechanisms, and strategies towards a healthy inhabitable world. Her titles often reference books and articles from notable journalists like Naomi Klein, Jane Mayer, Sharon Lerner, Brene Brown and Arundati Roy. Since the recent re-invention of "fake news" Peppito set out to create mammoth illustrations interspersed with giant word balloons inspired by these authors' well-researched works. Peppito's complex visual expression illuminates the intricate web of violence, greed, love and beauty that comprise human nature. She intends to help tip the future towards our positive instincts and away from those hurling us towards extinction. 

Pictured above:   Toxic Frock : This Changes Everything by Naomi Klein, 2016. 156" x 84" x 30", canvas, trim, oil paint, gouache, thread, acrylic paint, found objects, dimensional fabric paint, fabric, grommets.