Thursday, Apr 25, 2019 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Mitsuyo Okada is a Japanese painter based in Brooklyn. Her work explores fragments of memory that associate with nature, often that of her hometown, which is surrounded by peaceful ocean and mountains. Okada recently exhibited at Space 776 and the gallery space at Pfizer Building in Brooklyn. She is expected to graduate with her MFA in Painting and Drawing from Pratt Institute this year. Her zine “Summer Jam 2018” compiles soft, textured drawings of summer in NYC that evoke Okada’s childhood: the beach where they played til it got dark, her silly white cat Haku, a DJ at a funk soul party.
Rachel Filler is a photographer from Los Angeles, currently living in Brooklyn, NY. Her zine “Do I Make You Happy More Than I Make You Sad?” is a series of personal photographs in which she confronts the tender spot one finds themselves in when they get truly close to someone; when the good and the bad surface equally. When you begin to look deeply inward and ask yourself, ‘is this really working?’ and you feel the temptation to ask that other person if it is worth it for them as well. Filler’s photographs work through the complexities of those interpersonal relationships, ultimately deciding to have faith in and cherish them, good or bad.
Nahea An is an artist and designer based in New York, NY. She recently graduated with her BFA in Studio Art from New York University last year and exhibited at Andrew Edlin Gallery in New York. She now currently works as a textile designer. Her zine “Perversión” is a feminist project which compiles magazine advertisements to show how dominant the male perception is in our society. By removing the products being sold and presenting these bodies devoid of any marketing contexts, these women become dismembered, floating body parts. It is an exploration of how advertisements are objectifying women’s bodies as commodity and curves the direction of focus in consumerism.