OAKLAND: Feminine Architecture
Feminine Architecture is an all-female photography exhibition bringing together the works of two California-based artists; Haley Golden And Nora Lowinsky. The collaboration pays homage to the friendship between the creative duo, the growth of their individual and shared visions, and more broadly the power of women re-enforcing each other in the arts — as an act of ‘building architecture’together.
Although starkly different in their artistic intuitions -Haley Golden adopts a quirky and pared down approach to her representations of new topographics, while Nora Lowinsky’s self-developed 35mm portraiture is dreamy, ethereal and poetic in essence, the two are linked by an anthropologically-grounded sensitivity to their lived surroundings. Whether the focus is on brick walls or on female muses, both Golden and Lowinsky use their cameras as a means to visually document the worlds they live in, finding beauty in its imperfections.
At its foundation Feminine Architecture celebrates the collective voices and visions of female artists, urging for the creation of a loving, empowering and supportive sisterhood within the arts.
“The artists consider their mission of supporting female creativity and comradery especially relevant in the dawn of Trumpism, a time marked by uncertainty and disturbing misogyny. Although the opening was scheduled months ago when the reality of a Trump presidency was unthinkable, its coincidence with the inaguration weekend is powerful. Feminine.”