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Promises Promises III

Chashama 266 Gallery
266 West 37th Street, 212-391-8151 x 26
May 18 - May 25, 2011
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Hours: May 18,19, 20, 23, 24 1-6pm

Stop by, meet the artist, view a prototype installation, and donate: drop off your used crinolines and petticoats! Signed posters will be available.

Each day, the artist will be adding to the window installation; a prototype for Promises. The more petticoats donated from used bridesmaids and wedding dresses the larger this work in progress will grow.

Promises Promises III references a real incident: four young girls trafficked into the country with promises of marriage. Instead the girls were enslaved in brothels.

During this site specific installation the artist will be distressing net petticoats: tearing, shredding, painting, staining and suspending them from the ceiling, creating a seductive cloud as a reminder of girlish dreams: weddings, ballerinas, princesses and proms, but upon closer inspection; more disturbing events: the degradation and abuse of children as sex slaves.
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