Exhibition | Patrice Aphrodite Helmar - Bird on a Wire | at Gaa Gallery Provincetown | Provincetown | Art Week

Patrice Aphrodite Helmar - Bird on a Wire

Share this

Categories:

Country:

Date: 
Friday, 7 September 2018 to Sunday, 7 October 2018
Opening: 
Friday, 7 September 2018 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm

Gaa Gallery Provincetown is pleased to exhibit BIRD ON A WIRE, an exhibition of new photographs by New York-based artist Patrice Aphrodite Helmar. BIRD ON A WIRE opens on Friday, September 7, and is on view through October 7.

The exhibition is a collection of black and white portraits that boast a tactile bridge between subject and viewer, as they explore desire, mortality, and the classical forms of love: storge, philia, eros, agape. Animated by empathic and sustained considerations of the human gaze and its accompanying complexities, BIRD ON A WIRE frames its characters—many of whom are queer, trans, or gender fluid—in indoor and outdoor spaces that carry traditional suggestions of safety: the bedroom, the garden, the boudoir. With these photographs, Helmar breaks keen communicative ground regarding social vulnerability and the noble ferocity of alternative, individual identities.

Patrice Aphrodite Helmar (b. 1981, Juneau, Alaska) is a photographer, curator, and a current visiting professor at Pratt Institute and Columbia University. Helmar's work has appeared widely, including exhibitions at the Jewish Museum, National Museum of Iceland, Houston Center for Photography, New York Photo Festival, BOSI Contemporary, Fisher Landau Center, Judith Charles Gallery, and the Anchorage Museum. Helmar was a nominee for the Rema Hort Mann and Gordon Parks Prize, and a recipient of a Rasmuson Foundation Fellowship. Her work is included in public and private collections including the Centre Pompidou Library, Rasmuson Foundation, Juneau Douglas City Museum, Duke University, and the Barnard Zine Library.

BIRD ON A WIRE will open on Friday, September 7, with an opening reception from 6-9pm, and will remain on view through October 7.

Venue ( Name ):

Venue ( Address ): 

494 Commercial Street
Provincetown, MA 02657

Add new comment

Other shows from Gaa Gallery

view
Say Something Loving
06/28/2019 to 07/15/2019
view
hoP map
06/28/2019 to 07/15/2019
view
Jim Dine
06/01/2019 to 07/27/2019
view
Judy Pfaff
05/31/2019 to 07/15/2019

Pages

_____________________________________________

Related Shows This Week

view
Clay Fest Online
08/01/2020 to 12/31/2020
view
Double Optic
10/17/2020 to 11/10/2020
view
Into the Wild 2020 | International Juried Exhibition
10/23/2020 to 01/22/2021
view
Welcome Featured Artist Bob Fesser
07/10/2020 to 07/09/2021
view
Chris Daubert: Firewood
10/06/2020 to 11/29/2020
view
Marco Casentini: New Works
09/10/2020 to 11/07/2020
view
All Abstracts Exhibition - 2020 International Juried Show
08/22/2020 to 11/21/2020
view
Welcome Featured Artist Beth Sheridan
10/06/2020 to 09/30/2021

Pages