GRLS, GRLS, GRLS is a recapturing of an aesthetic
GRLS, GRLS, GRLS is a redefinition of the archetype
GRLS, GRLS, GRLS is a celebration of all things feminine
The DECA gallery will be offering cutting edge work from local females or those who identify as such in order to bring to light the increasing influence of women in the artworld today.
GRLS was a project I've always wanted to do. The lure of the gimmick and the power of the work drove idea to manifest.
Having spent quite some time in Lancaster, Ive been privy to the wealth of unbridled creativity (as witnessed by our economy being fueled almost solely by the creative class) available in this town. As I started my search for talent and artists, the flow began as a tributary of the Conestoga and culminated with the power witnessed at Rickett's Glen. In some instances, I approached the ladies, and in others, the ladies approached me, drawn to one another, recognizing the flame within each other, and thus GRLS, the revolution, was born!
GRLS is not only an art exhibit, it is a call to action, a re-awakening of the artistic and collaborative spirit inherent in this place we call home.
Based on mythologies, astrological pursuits, as well as archetypal and societal progressions, GRLS could not have come at more opportune time, bringing to the forefront, this amazing group of Art Activists, quietly creating in revolt quietly creating to make a lasting sound.
That sound, in fact, was a sonic boom that landed in Lancaster the 1st weekend in February. The ringing in our ears was louder than we could have imagined. The buzzing lasted longer than we would have thought, causing the need for further inspection - to experience the realization that each female artist chosen has had a significant career/education/experience in the Arts, either locally or abroad. Notwithstanding the apparent expertise in the room, the ease with which each piece flowed to the next while properly depicting the broad spectrum of 'being-ness' for women today; from the naive and cute, to the hard and fast, from the soft and inviting to the blunt and sharp, all without superstars or comparing the length of each others CV, this exhibit was fully cyclical in its representation.
A online detractor noticed that there was no I in GRLS, he could not have been more right!
Friends, do not fall asleep
A Review of GRLS
Event Images by Jason Langheine Photography