METAMORPHOSIS: On Form and Experience
Using Metamorphosis as a metaphor for significant trasformation in one’s life that can be reflected by visual
Metamorphosis: On Form and Experience is a group exhibition focused on processes of transformation leading to renewed perspectives and rebirth of the self. The exhibition is curated by Dafna Rehavia and Taya Hanauer and presents original artworks in all mediums by 30 local, national and international artists at Percolate Gallery, opening reception September 29th, 6:00-10:00pm, running until November 30th
The exhibition creates a dialogue between different experiences of personal and environmental transformation. Intimate and autobiographical artworks relating to memory and the passing of time, illness and loss, gender and one’s body, are placed alongside artworks looking at changing urban landscapes, geopolitical space, and political impositions. The different themes merge into each other and reflect the extent to which emotional experiences relate to external circumstances and vice versa. Art serves as a connecting and transformative force underlying the artworks and brings the viewer into an experience extending beyond representation.
Public programing will take place during the exhibtion. Artists and public will be invited to Metamorphosis Story Telling Nights that will start with a performance
Featured artists include: Anna Dorota Radzimirska ,Catherine Drabkin , Derek Reess, Emily Zielinski, Geoffrey Gordon, Jean Davis, Kara Snyder, Leah Patgorski, Marieken Cochius , Mary Weidner, Max Emiliano Gonzales, Michel Demetria Tsouris, Mona Gazala , Noémie Jennifer, Nestor Daniel Perez Moliere, Oreen Cohen, Ori Galon, Parul Bouvart, Patti Menick, Patricia Barefoot, Rose Clancy, Sara Jacobs, Samantha Mack , Sophia Sobers, Suzanne Werder Tessa Moeller, Terry M. Boyd ,Tony Cavalline, Yelena Kukarenko and Yulia Ratman.
Percolate Gallery and Aat Laboratory
317 S Trenton Ave. Wilkinsburg PA 15221
Hosting the exhibtion METAMORPHOSIS
Curated by Dafna Rehavia and Taya Hanauer
Dafna Rehavia is an active artist, art psychotherapist and a professional counselor. Rehavia exhibited her works nationally and internationally. Her PhD from Derby University UK. in Therapeutic arts, Psychology and Cultural studies deals with women’s issues. Her works were published in various journals. Her MA CAT is from Drexel university Philadelphia and BFA from Beit Berl State college Hamidrash, Israel. Rehavia shares her time between her office and studio and different projects and workshops she is involved with.
Taya Hanauer is a researcher, writer, and curator based in Amsterdam. She is a PhD student at the Graduate Center for the Study of Culture (Justus Liebig University of Giessen), her doctoral research examines the principles of contemporary art from a feminist perspective. Hanauer is a graduate of the Research Master’s in Cultural Analysis at the University of Amsterdam (2012) and holds a BA in Art History and Gender studies from Indiana University of Pennsylvania (2009) and studied Curating at The Kibbutzim State College, Tel-Aviv (2015). She has worked for various art institution in the United States, The Netherlands, and Israel.
SEPTEMBER: SPECIAL ARTIST CALL EXHIBITION CURATED BY DAFNA REHAVIA & TAYA HANAUER
"A transformation of the form or nature of a ‘thing’ or a person into a completely different one, by natural or supernatural means."
This show explores personal transformation as a result of a social and cultural experiences which may involve being dismissed, belittled, harmed, shifted into a different role, form or having a new sense of self. This call emerged from Kafka’s short story ‘Metamorphosis’: “One morning, as Gregor Samsa was waking up from anxious dreams, he discovered that…he had been changed into a monstrous bug…”
This is a call for autobiographical artworks in all mediums, reflecting on experiences of personal transformation and radical change. Such experiences are provoked by moments and processes of irreversible alterations in one’s life, causing shifts in one’s perception of themselves and the world, and the way one interacts in their social environment. During such processes, the appearance, identity, and roles one embodies may come to foreground and occupy a central place in daily life.
Please send the following information in a single PDF document
Page 1: Your name, email address, phone number, website, contact information.
Page 2: Motivation letter explaining your interest in participating and
your connection to the theme. (250 words max).
Page 3: A list of submitted works with your name, title of artwork,
medium, size, year, explanation/ story you would like to share. (keep it short)
Please submit 3 -5 images of your works (1200X1800 jpeg 300 dpi) under each
Image add a number (01_your name _ Image name_ medium)
Option: You may add to your PDF doc. A portfolio 3-5 pages with the images you submitted as jpeg,
on each page one image with the details above.
* If you wish to make new works for this exhibtion please mention it on your motivation letter and submit a few of your current artworks. You will be contacted by the curated.
*Once all submissions are received you will be contacted by email. You will get a detailed contract that
you will need to sign with Percolate Art Space Gallery including commission of 50% artist/ 50% gallery.
Please contact Dafna Rehavia if you need any help, Rehaviad@gmail.com subject line; your name+ Name of exhibtion . Cell: 412 427 1219 only between 9:00pm-10:00pm
SEND ALL REQUIREMENTS TO:
Your information, email, phone number
All documents should be emailed to Dafna Rehavia and Taya Hanauer.
Email Address; Rehaviad@gmail.com
Subject line: your name+ name of exhibtion
Deadline for this application is May 31, 2018. Midnight eastern time.
Any questions please call Dafna 412 427 1219 from 9:00-10:00pm or email to email@example.com subject line: your name + exhibtion name
ABOUT THE CURATORS:
Dafna Rehavia is an artist and art psychotherapist, living and working in Pittsburgh. She is interested in representations of phenomena interconnected to human condition: treating the body as a docile artifact, objectification of people and identity transformations.
Taya Hanauer is a writer, researcher and curator based in Amsterdam. She examines art historical materials and contemporary artworks as cultural objects and is interested in curatorial methodologies and strategies of bringing critique into the exhibition format.
05/31/18 (Midnight) - All submissions due.
- Notification of acceptance.
- Artists will receive gallery contracts via
- Artist/Curator Meeting
09/21/18 - Friday,
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm - Art Drop Off
09/29/18 - Saturday, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm - Reception
at Percolate Gallery
12/02/18 - Sunday, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm - Art
PERCOLATE INFORMATION INCLUDING MISSION
Percolate Art Space, Gallery and Laboratory
317 S. Trenton Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15221.
Percolate is a community art space runs by Carolyn
Pierotti owner and director of PRFA, is here to serve the diverse community of
Wilkinsburg and Pittsburgh, supporting the manifestation of creative
expression. Percolate is also proud to bring quality programming to the
area through workshops and service that benefits the community.
Purple Room Fine Art and Percolate Art Space & Gallery https://www.purplepierotti.com/percolate-art-space.html
List of Selected Exhibition
· Art advocacy speaks; art for social change. Spinning Plate, Pittsburgh, PA (International)
· Footsteps In The Sand, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA (SOLO)
· Cutting, (FGM) Fiber International, Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA (International)
· Relationships, Small Works, FrameHouse & Jask galley, PSA, Pittsburgh, PA (AWARD)
· Re new Festival. GPAC Pittsburgh exhibition. Pittsburgh, PA.
· Slippery Rock University, Global images of U.S. Women. US (Traveling Exhibition)
· Cycle, Chatham University Gallery. Curated exhibition. Micro/Macrocosms. Pittsburgh, PA.
· Rituals and the Docile Body. CA Gallery Baltimore, MD, (SOLO)
· Cutting Series Suffolk University. Widening the Cycle, Boston, MA (International)
· Modernformations Retrospective. Pittsburgh, PA.
· Object I & I, Butler Ins. of American Art, AAP Annual. Howland Township. OH
· Remnant, Public Collection for hidden art works, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. (International)
· Annual exhibition of PSA, Panza Gallery. Millevaile. PA
· Malala, Small works, Most Wanted Fine Arts. Pittsburgh, PA.
· Lost Game, Carnegie International Response, 3ed St. .Gallery Carnegie, PA
· Menstrual Wedding Dress, Venues Madonna & Eve. Int. Images, Sewickley, PA
· Annual PSA, Father Ryan’s Art Center, McKee’s Rocks, PA
· Sanctuary, Panza Gallery, Melville, PA
· IN VISIBLE: When personal is Political, Modernformations Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA . (SOLO)
· Veterans Expression. FE Gallery. Pittsburgh, PA
· Collective, Christine Frechard Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
· Shelter, One Mellon Center Gallery, Society for Contemporary Craft. Pittsburgh, PA.
· Associated Artists of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA
· Thread from the Body to Soul, Borelli Eduard Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA.
· Earth, Holocaust Memorial Exhibition, Lesley University Art Gallery Boston, MS
· ‘Earth and Fire’, Associated Artists of Pittsburgh, PCA, Pittsburgh, PA. (AWARD)
· ‘Testimony’ American Art Therapy Association, Sheraton, Chicago, IL
· Inside Out, Mendelson Gallery Pittsburgh, PA (SOLO)
· Women’s Reflection, Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, PA
· Witticisms, Criticisms, Cynicism, Print group Guild, PCA, Pittsburgh, PA.( AWARD)
· Open Spaces. Sarah Arman. Tel Aviv, Israel (SOLO)
2016 Pittsburgh Society of Artists, Framhouse & jack gallery. Pittsburgh, PA.
2015 Chelsea international competition, Agora Gallery, New York, NY
2006 Associated Artists of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts. Pittsburgh, PA
2004 Pittsburgh Print Group Witticisms, Criticisms, Cynicism, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts. Pittsburgh, PA
Community Art Projects
2017 Crossing the Line - Stamp and Pulp Org Artists Talk social Discussion. Pittsburgh
2017 Art as Therapy workshops for refugees relocated in Pittsburgh.
2014 Little Stories in the Sand, part II, Radiant Halls Open House Studios
2013 Little Stories in the Sand, part I, Radiant Hall Open House Studios
2012 The “Face” of Epilepsy, Naamat House, Andy Warhol Museum, Ed. Exhibition.