VELA: Art Gallery Talk on "Don't Grab My Papaya" Exhibit
VELA: Art Gallery Talk on "Don't Grab My Papaya" Exhibit

VELA: Art Gallery Talk on "Don't Grab My Papaya" Exhibit

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VELA: Art Gallery Talk on "Don't Grab My Papaya" exhibit

Thursday, April 27

2:30 - 4 pm


Art Gallery Talk on "Don't Grab My Papaya"

Participating artists:

Kira Nam Greene

Katrina Majkut

performance artist - TBA

Kira Nam Greene’s ( work explores female sexuality, desire and control through lush still-life paintings of food, surrounded by complex patterns and abstract designs. Imbuing the feminist legacies of Pattern and Decoration Movement with transnational/multicultural patterns, Greene creates colorful paintings that are unique combinations of realism and abstraction, employing diverse media such as oil, acrylic, gouache, watercolor and colored pencil.

Katrina Majkut ( is dedicated to understanding and exploring feminine narratives and civil rights in aesthetics and social practices within mediums such as embroidery, painting and writing. Historically, cross-stitch often denoted ideas of womanhood, wifedom and motherhood but excluded bodily functions, autonomy and diverse lifestyles, which are essential for any of those roles. Her artwork In Control attempts to directly challenge this concept by attempting to stitch all modernproducts related to women’s health/needs with bipartisan, medically honest approaches. It also seeks to respond to contemporary issues surrounding reproductive rights and women’s bodies.

Image is a detail from Kira Nam Greene's Spam, Spam, Egg, Spam, Rica and Spam

You must submit a picture from the gallery (if permitted) and complete the alternate VELA form ( to receive VELA credit.

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