Gallery Dinner Party Ft. Stephanie Hirsch, Presented by Winston Wachter
Join ArtsClub for a dinner party with contemporary artist, Stephanie Hirsch, to learn about her pop-up exhibition, KING KONG was a WOMAN. Presented by Winston Wachter. Catered by Bar Primi.
About Stephanie Hirsch, KING KONG was a WOMAN
KING KONG was a WOMAN is a powerful solo exhibition of new sculptures by Stephanie Hirsch. Known for her adept use of typically “feminine” processes such as embroidery and beading, Stephanie Hirsch expands on the concept of femininity to express an internal strength of the soul. At the core of this body of work is Hirsch’s belief that the only way to heal and unite humanity is to first focus inward and heal ourselves. Individual power develops when one can escape the fears, behaviors, and perceived limitations put in place by societal expectations. For Hirsch, it is not a physical battle, but a spiritual one.
The notion of King Kong immediately conjures up an image of insurmountable size and strength. Hirsch’s work challenges the physicality King Kong represents and the qualities embodied by ascribing them to a feminine power. Her references to the Greek goddesses symbolize a duality of beauty and strength which is echoed in her practice of laborious hand-embroidery and beading. The resulting works are aesthetically intricate but also resolutely resilient.
About Winston Wachter
Winston Wachter is an art gallery and fine art consulting firm with exhibition spaces in New York and Seattle. Established in 1995 by Stacey Winston Levitan and Christine Wachter Campbell, the gallery represents over thirty artists who work in a variety of media including painting, photography, sculpture and printmaking.