This Wednesday, February 13th, Michael Mut Gallery in Manhattan will open the exhibition AsymMEtry, curated by current VCS student Luiza Cardenuto and Marie Katherine Vigneau. Here is a brief description of the show quoted from the gallery’s press release (which you can also download by clicking on this link).
AsymMEtry is a visual arts exhibition that celebrates human flaws. Artists will be encouraged to discuss their personal flaws and techniques they use to cope with these weaknesses. Some of the questions being addressed in this artistic experiment will be: What are natural flaws? Do they come from cultural influences? Why do we strive for symmetry? Why should we view asymmetry as more powerful and beautiful?
Acceptance is one of the ideals of The Love Yourself Project. It creates a community of people who respect each other. We are offering artists and viewers the experience of finding profound joy as they discover and accept their authentic selves. Living in this modern capitalist society that values competition, consumption, and profit-gaining above love, our aim is to fight any societal notion that tells us how to look, feel or be. We strive for a community of lovers, teachers, students and listeners that engage in conversations and activities that invigorate individuality and remind us the simple task “to love ourselves unconditionally.”
The exhibition also serves as a benefit for The Love Yourself Project, which will receive half of the proceeds.
AsymMEtry will run from February 13th through March 23rd, with an opening reception this Thursday, February 14th from 6 to 8 p.m. The Michael Mut Gallery is located at 97 Avenue C in New York City, and is open Wednesday through Friday from 2 to 6 p.m., Saturday from 12 to 6 p.m., and other times by appointment. For more information, visit the Michael Mut Gallery website or call 212-677-7868 .