Handiedan, Mimi Scholz, and Sandra Chevrier Present New Works in “Trifecta”

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Sandra Chevrier

While women artists have been involved in making art throughout history, their work has been dismissed or not as often acknowledged in comparison to men. Today, women do have important roles in society as writers, painters, sculptors, dancers, business leaders, among others, but they are still statistically under-represented by art institutions. “Trifecta”, which opens this Friday at Jonathan Levine Gallery, will shed a light on three prominent women in Contemporary art – Handiedan, Mimi Scholz, and Sandra Chevrier. Curator Yasha Young shares, “This exhibition addresses the fact that art created by women has been historically dismissed as craft as opposed to fine art, affecting the development of women in art throughout history. I would like to open doors for women artists and encourage them to step out and up.”


Sandra Chevrier

Together, the three represent modern day attitudes through their female subjects. This includes a new series from Handiedan (previously covered here), whose collage style pieces explore both elegance and sexuality in the female body. Her new pieces portray her signature pin-up style girls combined with geometric components, a continuation of the style we saw in her previous showing, “Vesica Piscis.” Sandra Chevrier (covered here) also utilizes collage in her new works which further explore our perceptions of beauty. She imposes pop culture imagery, such as comics, onto the body, raising her subjects to the level of a super heroine. They are treated with almost realistic detail, especially in the eyes, while the rest of their features are masked by cut outs of Supergirl and Wonder Woman. This bold example of sexuality is also felt in Mimi Scholz’s (covered here) new digital artworks, which fill the composition with sensual figures. With a sexualized woman as the central focus, Scholz plays with pattern in the background using a combination of figures and abstract shapes. Her main subjects are colored in light and bright red colors respectively, alluding to their multi-faceted qualities, such as good and evil, sane and insane. Take a look at more images from “Trifecta” below.


Sandra Chevrier


Handiedan


Handiedan (detail)


Handiedan (detail)


Mimi Scholz


Mimi Scholz


Mimi Scholz

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