March 14th, 2013 / 13:07:59

SCOPE IS DOPE


SCOPE hosts art shows worldwide providing dozens of well respected galleries and emerging artists an international stage to display their contemporary art. Last week SCOPE was in New York City and I had the delightfully bewildering opportunity to take in some aesthetically pleasing and thought provoking pieces. Gallery owners, artists and more casual observers like myself shared their artistic insights amidst excited gasps and the occasional disapproving nose crinkle.

Brazilian artist Simone Kestelman sought to bring attention to the plight of female children in developing nations with this ceramic sculpture. Burdened by poverty and taught that girls/women are less valuable than boys/men, certain parents discard their female children wanting instead a male to carry on the family name and help them fiscally. Simone Kestelman seeks to bring awareness to situations in dire need of change while creating beautiful pieces.

Brazilian artist Simone Kestelman sought to bring attention to the plight of female children in developing nations with this ceramic sculpture. Burdened by poverty and taught that girls/women are less valuable than boys/men, certain parents discard their female children wanting instead a male to carry on the family name and help them fiscally. Simone Kestelman seeks to bring awareness to situations in dire need of change while creating beautiful pieces.


Right to left: found object assemblage and a wax sculpture

Right to left: found object assemblage and a wax sculpture

The four works pictured above represent the tiniest fraction of art I enjoyed at SCOPE. I implore everyone who is able to attend SCOPE next time around. Day passes are a mere 20 bucks and with over 50 galleries curating mini shows, the value is incredible. Seriously, you guys. Shouts to Khari P. of Weldon Arts for putting me on!

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