Women Are Not Seeking Your Validation

January 10th- February 21st, 2016
Curated by Charlotte Mouquin
Corridor Gallery
334 Grand Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11238
Open to the public Sundays 12-6 and by appointment
(718) 230-5002
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Women Are Not Seeking Your Validation

Visual Art Exhibit, on Display January 10th – February 21st 2016, Solo exhibition with Tatyana Fazlalizadeh at the Corridor Gallery Project Space 

Brooklyn, NY — Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation is pleased to present Women Are Not Seeking Your Validation a solo exhibition spotlight on the work of Tatyana Fazlalizadeh January 10th through February 21st 2016 at the Corridor Gallery Project Space (334 Grand Ave, Brooklyn, NY.) Tatyana Fazlalizadeh makes a stand for women’s rights and speaks out about violence against women though her wheat pastes and oil paintings.

Tatyana Fazlalizadeh, from Oklahoma and with a BFA from the University of the Arts in Philidelphia, is currently a Brooklyn based painter. Women Are Not Seeking Your Validation is an extension of her project “Stop Telling Women to Smile” which began in 2012 addressing gender based street harassment through Street Art. Since 2012 she has received national attention in The New York Times, Forbes 30 Under 30, Elle this is 30, Brooklyn Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in Brooklyn Culture, the Huffington Post, and more.

Moved by the injustices against women that happen both on and off the street, Fazlalizadeh has collected stories from women and trans women both locally and around the country. In the exhibition Women Are Not Seeking Your Validation in the Corridor Gallery Project Space, Fazlalizadeh exhibits a combination of wheat pastes that are usually seen in the public gallery of street art and traditional oil painted portraits that are accompanied by quotes from her subjects. The women portrayed in these paintings are real women that are sharing personal stories about their lives and perspectives. Fazlalizadeh honors and uplifts these women and stories by capturing them in these classically beautifully painted portraits.

Tatyana Fazlalizadeh will also be releasing a limited edition zine during Women Are Not Seeking Your Validation. The opening Reception is Sunday January, 10th 4-6pm at Corridor Gallery 334 Grand Ave, Brooklyn, NY. Her work is also featured in the Rush 20th Anniversary Print Portfolio that was released by Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation in December of 2015. For more information please contact Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation.

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