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
Patrice Aphrodite Helmar - Bird on a Wire
09/07/2018 to 10/07/2018
view
Erika Wastrom - In Light of Nothing
09/07/2018 to 10/07/2018
view
Dani Leventhal ReStack + Sheilah Wilson ReStack -
08/16/2018 to 10/06/2018
view
Martin Mannig - Double Bottom Varieté
08/10/2018 to 09/14/2018

Pages

_____________________________________________

Related Shows This Week

view
Exhibition Opening: On Guard
11/02/2018 to 12/02/2018
view
IMPRESS and EXPRESS
06/27/2018 to 12/20/2018
view
Membership Call for Artists Deadline: December 10, 2018
10/25/2018 to 12/10/2018
view
Putti
11/15/2018 to 12/22/2018
view
Exhibition: Space 4 Art x Sparks Gallery “Convergence” / A Group Show
10/13/2018 to 01/20/2019
view
Landmarks of 20th Century American Art
11/08/2018 to 01/05/2019
view
Samuel Lynne Galleries Presents Lea Fisher: Inside Out
11/17/2018 to 12/22/2018
view
LUSH
11/16/2018 to 12/22/2018

Pages