Mary Admasian — multidisciplinary artist

The SHE Project - part I

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“The SHE Project” – part I is a collaborative exhibit created by Vermont multidisciplinary artists Kristen M. Watson and Mary Admasian. The two have a common interest in creating interactive works that explore what women deal with as they transition from youth to seniority with regard to appearance and self-image in the highly visual social media era, where celebrity culture reigns, and where we much more frequently see ourselves and are seen by others. Consequently there is a phenomenon of personal social branding that has emerged. With a nod to the tradition of femmage, installation art constructed of found and saved objects that expresses a female narrative, Watson and Admasian use mirrors, cosmetics, beautification products, and natural elements to address themes around self-confidence, worthiness, and sexual power tied to youth. Watson & Admasian create compelling works that comment on the influence of history, social norms, perception, social media, and vanity on the current state of womanhood.

2017 Calendar:
The SHE Project – part I will be exhibiting at Castleton University at The Bank Gallery
Located at 104 Merchants Row, Rutland, VT
from February 10 – June 24
Castleton University will host a Panel Discussion between the artists and professors from multiple departments at Castleton (including Psychology, Chemistry, Business and Communication) to create an open dialogue around the societal issues which inspired the artists’ work in “The SHE Project – Part I.” The discussion will be followed by Q&A.
Panel Discussion: Thursday, March 9, 2017
5:30 – 6:30 p.m. at Castleton University, in Herrick Auditorium.
Opening Reception: March 10 from 5:00 – 8:00pm.
Artist Talk at 7pm.
Closing Reception: June 16 from 5:00 – 8:00pm.
Gallery hours:
Thurs. & Sat., 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday, 12:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.
For Kristen M. Watson: https://www.kristenmwatson.com/she/

Press and Sales Inquiries:
VPR Interview – Press Link with Mary Williams: Click on the LISTEN button on the VPR page.
http://digital.vpr.net/programs/weekly-conversation-arts

The Take Magazine: Who is SHE
https://thetakemagazine.com/who-is-she/

For press images or to set-up an interview regarding this series
Contact: LightsOn_mary@comcast.net

Kristen M. Watson, rəˈflekt detail of Installation on mirrors with lists of cosmetic ingredients, 2016

Mary Admasian, “Lost Innocence” Materials: Barbed wire, Charaxes butterfly, barbed wire, netting, and thread, Size: 9"WX18"L, 2015

Kristen M. Watson, rəˈflekt, detail of Installation on mirrors with lists of cosmetic ingredients, 2016

Mary Admasian, Eyeview, tiny vanity, eyeshadow and applicator on birch panel, 14"x14", 2016

Kristen M. Watson, True/False, mirror, gesso, compact lipstick, mascara, false eyelashes, 2016

Mary Admasian, 100% Natural 1 & 2 wood mirror, grasses, barbed wire, fake flowers, acrylic paint, found objects, grasses, HABA products, 2016 photograph by Hannah Terracino

Kristen M. Watson, Her life (from the cabinet), 2016, health and beauty products, medicine cabinets, digital print collage, 35 x 11.5 x 4 inches each. 2016

Kristen M. Watson, rəˈflekt, detail of Installation on mirrors with lists of cosmetic ingredients, 2016

Mary Admasian, Love Thy Self, Materials: vintage mirror, barbed wire with wrapped silk, 19"Hx25"L, 2014

Mary Admasian, Blessed, Materials: barbed wire, silk, gold wire and a white Hispanic wedding vale, 38"Hx28"W, 2014

Mary Admasian, Third Eye Blind, Materials: barbed wire, vintage silk, repurposed mirror, 19"Hx25"L 2014

Mary Admasian, Gallery detail of: Third Eye Blind. Love Thy Self and Blessed. Photograph by Hannah Terracino

Kristen M. Watson, Objects of Industry (pin-up), rəˈflekt, 25/75, Gallery detail Photograph by Hannah Terracino

Kristen M. Watson, Objects of Industry (pin-up) Detail Photograph by Hannah Terracino

Kristen M. Watson and M. Admasian Collaboration, Vanity, 2016

Kristen M. Watson, 75/25, Hair: color or gray? 2016

Mary Admasian and Kristen M. Watson Gallery talk at UVM Living, Learning Gallery. September, 2016

Femmage information