Powerful females spreading truth through creation has been a common theme of Skye Gallery Aspen and the upcoming show this summer will be no different. Opening June 7th and kicking off the summer season, “Metamorphosis” embodies this idea. The group exhibition shows works on paper by three mystical, powerful, talented, female hands. In traditional Skye Gallery form, we are bringing you the feminine - this show will be the epitome of gallerist Skye Weinglass's vision for her space.
The work of Merakilabbe (Vanja Vukelic), Strange Dirt (Marsha Robinson) and Mister Michelle (Michelle Robinson) creates Metamorphosis, an embodiment of transformation and rebirth. They are a voluntary representation of the female strength and balance needed for harmony in the masculine world that we live in. Strong lines, female forms, and inspiration from the spiritual depths carry these works as a group show.
In the last decade the contemporary art world has seen the explosion of expression through social media, giving emerging artists the opportunity to convey themselves instantly on a global platform. The three artists being represented in Metamorphosis have reinterpreted the role of the artist-entrepreneur, using the power of public image on social media to further spread their message. Skye Gallery is excited to be providing a physical space in Aspen, Co for the artists to show their influential works of art.
Merakilabbe is a minimal surrealism artist based in Toronto, whose imagery conveys a deep message that we are the nature we are seeking to connect with. The artist describes her artwork as a “vehicle to ascension” that carries a potent intention to restore awareness and connection between humans & Earth.
Mister Michelle is a self-taught artist of African and Korean descent who lives and works in Seattle, WA. A lot of her work centers around beauty, identity, sexuality and humanity through bold use of color and pattern. Recently quoted in Tidal Magazine, “I want people to walk away from my work feeling motivated to do what they love with confidence, thereby reinforcing a circle of inspiration.”
Strange Dirt is an artist and designer based out of Denver, Colorado. Self-taught and disciplined, her work is highly distinctive with a unique flare of grace and symmetry. Her signature style combines the world of flora and Art Deco design into something incredibly satisfying to look at. Her hand drawn ink & pen illustrations extend beyond the paper and find their way on various mediums in the multifaceted world of design.