November 11-25, 2015 Reception Wednesday, Nov 11th, 6-9p
137 West 14th St, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10011
The exhibition is a selection from Daughters of Mercury, a series of full-length, large-scale oil portraits by Bruesselbach celebrating the beauty of trans women. The series plays with the tropes of the female body in representational painting. The subjects collaborated with the artist and chose how to be seen, through the artist’s inventive cyborg figuration.
Please support my Indiegogo campaign to extend Daughters of Mercury, before September 29. I’ve completed 18 giant paintings and want to make a second calendar and paint these 6 more diverse trans woman models I have planned. I’m continuing to offer pre-purchase of the 2017 calendar, along with 2016 calendar, as well as high-quality prints and the original paintings themselves. I’ve spent as much as the goal on the project since April and anything you can contribute toward this ambitious project and awesome subjects helps a lot. Thank you!
I painted more than 15 paintings for Daughters of Mercury, so I’m running another Kickstarter to finish with 25 portraits, make a second calendar for 2017, and make sure I can have a big, long show in NYC. Funding runs from June 23 – July 26 and I’m asking for $10k, all or nothing. Please back as much as you can. Thank you!
I’m running a Kickstarter until October 26 asking for your support painting a series of full-length oil portraits of trans women, that transcend their conventional depictions in art and media. Rewards include wall calendars, prints, and original paintings. Click above to view a preview or support after Sunday, September 21. If we don’t reach the goal, I can’t pay the models, cover travel costs, or pay for my time and materials, so I won’t make art. If you can’t spare, share. Thank you!
This 8.5x11 (11x17 hanging) wall calendar contains 12 Astrae drawings, many new this year and none repeated from previous years' calendars. Also, unlike previous years, this calendar includes digital drawings from models of more than one gender! The first batch were painstakingly printed with Epson high-quality inkjet on brochure paper and lovingly hand-stapled and -hole-punched. Below and around the digital nude figure sketches integrated into space photos, the 2014 calendar contains all U.S., major Christian and Jewish holidays, and an artist photo and bio.
I am really proud of this year’s calendar! It has many new sketches, great older sketches of male models, and lost masterpieces, plus an artist photo and bio. This isn’t digital art as you know it, but something weirder, a nude sketcher’s adaptation to extreme self-assigned restrictions, a parasite on the space photography manipulator’s art. Printed and assembled with my very own blood, sweat, and tears. Buy one for yourself, or for everyone you like.
I’ve been digitally sketching on laptop or iPad from live models in under 20 minutes at figure drawing meetups around NYC. Models included Apathy Angel, Tynesha Eaton, and Louisa Ashleigh. Backgrounds collected from astronomy blogs.