Friday, April 12, 2013

BROOKLYN: Tatayana Fazlalizadeh

Stop Telling Women to Smile
Opening reception: April 12, 2013, 7-10pm

552 Grand Street, Brooklyn, NY

Stop Telling Women to Smile is an exhibition of new works by Tatyana Fazlalizadeh. An extension of her street art project of the same name, the show will include oil paintings, as well as photographs, drawings and prints. STWTS addresses gender based street harassment. The work was created to be placed in the street - placing the presence of strong women in that environment to combat mistreatment. This show compiles that work and brings it inside to be viewed as a whole. The project has gained attention from The New York TimesHLNFast Co.NYU, and more. The work presented in the show includes portraits of women of color as advocates for better treatment of women, as friends, as simply human beings.

The opening will be held at Fresthetic in Williamsburg, BK, on April 12th, from 7-10pm. The show will feature music from Donwill and Von Pea, and the opportunity for women and men to be photographed with their own captions about street harassment. 

Tatyana Fazlalizadeh is a Brooklyn based contemporary oil painter. Born and raised in Oklahoma City, OK, Tatyana moved to Philadelphia to attend the University of the Arts, where she graduated in 2007 with a BFA and a concentration in Illustration. She creates oil paintings on canvas, working with figures and portraits to create stunning paintings that capture socio-political ideas. She exhibits her work nationally while also completing illustration commissions for several musicians, films, and books. 

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