Wine tasting to celebrate the opening of Ginger Del Rey's new works of art.
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A Solo Exhibition of New Work by Ginger Del Rey
Con Artist Gallery
119 Ludlow Street
September 17 - September 18, 2016
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 17, 8-10pm
Gallery Hours noon-10pm Sat and Sun
NEW YORK, NY — The Con Artist Gallery is pleased to present BARE a series of new work by local artist Ginger Del Rey in what will be her debut solo exhibition at the gallery.
Del Rey takes inspiration from her friends and lovers, recreating photographs she’s taken in impromptu, late-night photoshoots in saturated paintings using oils and gold leaf. Known for her revealing portraits, her new series is aptly titled BARE as it aims to strip away the millennial artifice, self-aggrandizing, selfie-posing, and other Kardashian-inspired atrocities.
BARE is about showing a woman as she is, with nothing to hide and nothing to pretend; with all of her insecurities and strengths presented equally. Del Rey invites you to study your reaction to beauty that doesn’t care what you think.
The artist describes her process, "I see beauty in every woman. I'm forever drawn to them, even strangers on the subway. I feel compelled to capture their radiance and reveal it to the world. To lay her BARE for all to see, to appreciate, to worship, to envy... to recognize and pay tribute to the power of beauty.
I think painting a woman might be the best way to truly understand her. Spending hours studying every surface, every shade, the way her mouth curves just so or the slight expansion of her retina as her eyes adjust to the flash - she reveals herself. She may not intend to, but she always does. I feel especially close to the woman I've painted. They've fed my passion and my artwork and for that I thank them for all that they are."
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Ginger Del Rey was born in Madison, WI and has been based in NYC for 17 yrs. In 1997, she received a B.F.A. from Drake University. During her time in NYC she’s also worked as a muralist (www.radiantmurals.com) and as a scenic painter for numerous theatrical productions. She’s also exhibited at the Pure House Gallery in Brooklyn and at the Spice Art & Music Festival 2016 for Pride Week.
SPICE NYC presents PRIDE 2016 Rooftop Art & Music Festival
Join us as we display NYC's top artists and musicians! The Attic Rooftop is a heated rooftop with indoor/outdoor decks that will be showcasing musical performances and NYC's TOP DJ's. The outdoor art exhibit will be displaying paintings, photography, sculptures and a variety of multimedia art from NYC's most talented artists! The panoramic views are spectacular!
Event Produced by SPICE NYC LLC | All rights reserved
Tickets Will Be Sold @ The Door $25
Portion of proceeds to benefit the victims and families affected by the Orlando tragedy taken place at Pulse Nightclub
Have questions about NYC 2016 PRIDE Art & Music Festival? Contact SPICE NYC
GINGER DEL REY'S NYC GALLERY DEBUT
A beautiful woman can be many things - deceptive, honest, sexy, fragile, taunting you or luring you in.... GODDESS is a celebration of powerful women's eroticism and magnetism - individual in their passions and perspective, realistically painted in oils in vivid color and light.
FUN AT THE PARTY AND A CHANCE TO WIN
Ginger will be raffling off an original new painting of model Poppy Liu (pictures forthcoming). Raffle tickets are $15 each. ROSIE CHEEKS and BETTINA MAY will be hosting the event, body-painted by Ginger Del Rey as living GODDESSES. VIP Cocktail hour is hosted by VODKA MARIETTE. We also welcome you to enjoy our special photobooth hosted by the amazing POPPY LIU where costumes, sequins and fun await - become your own GODDESS! Photos are free of charge and will be available following the event on Ginger's website www.gingerdelrey.com