Alison Blickle: Killer | Megan Whitmarsh: Dream Work

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Aug 14, 11 AM - 6 PM — ends Sep 18, 2021
Alison Blickle: Killer
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Over the Influence is proud to present American artist Alison Blickle’s debut solo exhibition with the Los Angeles gallery. Killer explores female archetypes by reimagining Maenads from Greek mythology as living in the modern day City of Angels, and recontextualizing them through a feminist lens. The exhibition is on view from 14 August to 18 September 2021.

In Greek mythology, the Maenads were the female followers of Dionysus, the God of pleasure and fertility. Their name translates as “the raving ones”. The women roamed the natural landscape performing orgiastic dances to release their souls temporarily from their earthly bodies as means to commune with the divine, all the while experiencing extreme rapture in their trance-like state of ecstasy.

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Megan Whitmarsh: Dream Work

Over the Influence is pleased to present Megan Whitmarsh’s exhibition Dream Work at the Los Angeles gallery. The show, which is the American artist’s second artistic collaboration with OTI LA, marks a return to her favored motif of fabric and mixed media. The exhibition is on view from 14 August to 18 September 2021.

Dream Work consists of a series of fabric collages. In place of found imagery, though, Whitmarsh creates a variety of textile objects: Cigarettes, dream people, telephones, hands, eyes, newspapers, and other accoutrements of daily life are rendered in soft fabrics. The works are painted, sewn, and appliquéd. Materials, which include velvet, cotton, silk, linen, and canvas, also include found objects: old bed sheets become the fabric for a box of Kleenex, or phone buttons, or earrings.