http://13forest.com/mia-cross-second-skin/ 13FOREST Gallery
167A Massachusetts Avenue
Arlington, MA 02474
Alcohol, Art, Date Idea
Join us at 13FOREST Gallery on Saturday July 15 for a sangria social to celebrate the opening of Mia Cross: Second Skin, an solo exhibition showcasing the work of artist Mia Cross.
Cross’ recent work dissects some of the most elemental concerns of an artist: color and human figures. She is particularly interested in how color relationships play out on the faces of her subjects. Isolating individual shades found in the delicate skin around the eye and weaving them into new designs, Cross encourages the viewer to question how we perceive skin. How are the identity implications of skin affected when it is separated from the body and broken down into its tonal components?
Cross further questions our perception of skin by altering it completely in some of her pieces, exchanging familiar fleshy pigments for energetic floral patterns. She extends this exploration to her sculptural work as well, creating new skin for her models with vibrant textiles and painted canvas. By playing with the tones and patterns on the human body, Cross allows us to imagine what would happen if someone was given new flesh.
Find images and information about the exhibition here: http://13forest.com/mia-cross-second-skin/