This is a very special art lotto.
First of all it’s halfway between the spring equinox and summer solstice. Happy Beltane! Happy May Day! The stars and labourers unite in this very auspicious moment. How did you celebrate?
Secondly we are heading toward some priceless pieces and we couldn’t be more excited to share them with you. But first….
It’s time to congratulate Art Lotto community member DINA CATALUCCI! Please send us pictures of the gnome’s adventures in your garden this summer. We will be sad to see them go.
Artist: Sara Anstis
Lotto Drops: May 3rd, 2021
Lotto Ends: May 23rd, 2021
ABOUT THE PIECE:
Medium: charcoal on paper
ABOUT THE ARTIST + CAUSE:
Anstis uses sensuous soft pastels and paint to build fantasy worlds at a remove from heteronormative patriarchy, yet strikingly transformative of it. The predominant concepts that Anstis’s works explore are “subjectivity, Eros, Thanatos, humour, personal mythologies, misunderstandings and (mis)anthropomorphisms.” These themes are woven together in her paintings alongside a plethora of otherworldly elements - strange creatures, surreal landscapes and plants - by which her feminine figures lay claim to desire, for better or for worse.
Recent exhibitions include I WANT TO FEEL ALIVE AGAIN (Lyles & King, NYC), Just As I Am (1969 gallery, NYC), Canons (Galerie Derouillon, Paris), Comings and Goings (Fabian Lang Gallery, Zurich). She has an upcoming solo show at Fabian Lang Gallery, Zurich in Spring 2021.
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