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Bad Sandy 2015: a Paparazzi by day, Pop Culture & Feminist Crusader by Night

Posted on October 27, 2015 by Erick Rios

Frames and Stretchers and Bad Sandy 2015 in the Lower East SideWe at Frames and Stretchers are pleased to be part of this amazing project by Australian artist Sandra Schnellhaus. Sandra launched a kickstarter project on August 2015 and was funded on September 3, 2015. She wanted to exhibit 20 works and needed to ship them from Australia to New York. That's 15,979 km for BAD SaNdy to travel. And guess what... She did it!!

She contacted Frames and Stretchers to frame some of her artwork for the show. We installed straighteners to the wood panels and framed them using the Delancey Black floater frame. The result was a very simple framing that complemented her colorful artwork. 

Band Sandy 2015 artwork framed with the Delancey Black Floater Frame
Bad Sandy is the Alter Ego of Artist Sandra Schnellhaus. Schnellhaus runs an International Celebrity Photo agency and is exposed everyday to 1,000's of celebrity photos from all around the world. Schnellhaus fascination with computers and what they can bring to art-making as well as total submergence in popular culture has shifted the way Schnellhaus wants her art shared, leaked, posted. The Mixed Media mid scale pieces following the adventures of Bad Sandy evolve using the magic of Internet to heighten the images to digital works that are speed balling on fairy dust. The Blonde Sweatband wearing heroine sends a message of strength as Schnellhaus', Colorful, Comic strip, Pop Art, Street art, commentary of popular culture and celebrity events hope spark a paradigm in digital art.

At the Bad Sandy 2015 exhibition in Bowery, by Frames and SrecthersAt the opening reception on Wednesday 21st October 2015. 6 - 9pm

Lower East Side Gallery
2 Rivington Street, New York, NYC

Posted in Bad Sandy, Feminist

ABOVE GROUND - 40 Moments of Transformation - Feminist Activism in China

Posted on September 24, 2015 by Erick Rios

ABOVE GROUND-40 Moments of Transformation A Photography Exhibition of Young Feminist Activism in China
Frame and Stretchers feels honored that we collaborated with this powerful project.

ABOVE GROUND - 40 Moments of Transformation
A Photography Exhibition of Young Feminist Activism in China

September 23-27, 2015
Opening Reception: Thursday September 24, 2015 5-7pm
The Clemente
LES Gallery 1st floor
107 Suffolk Street
NY, NY 10002

New York, NY-- The Clemente is pleased to announce "Above Ground-40
Moments of Transformation," a photography exhibition of young feminist
activism in China. Co-hosted by China Rights in Action, Feminist Task Force, and
Asian American Arts Centre.  Feminism advocates for freedom from restrictive sex
roles and the inclusion of all gestures in its push for gender equality and the fight for social, cultural, economic and political rights. "Above ground — 40 Moments of Transformation" documents Chinese young activists’ impressive actions against stigma, discrimination and violence among women. Public space is their battleground, where the fight can spark dialogues in the public arena, but visibility also leads those fighters to danger. The exhibition frames moments when those young Chinese feminist activists elevate their determination to transform China into a gender equal country.

The exhibition is open daily from 3:30pm - 7pm

Posted in China activism, Feminist