Kiana Honarmand: Before We Were

Kiana Honarmand is an Iranian artist whose work addresses issues related to her lived experiences. Her multi-media work explores concepts such as censorship, surveillance, Western perception of the Middle East, and violation of women’s rights in Iran. Virtual Galley Online Cofounder Alicia McDaniel spoke with Honarmand about her solo exhibition “Before We Were.” See the …

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Jessica S. Oler: a detailed map of the surface

A collection of intricate, paper-on-canvas works with an emphasis on oral history and visual documentation. Jessica S. Oler seeks to work through the concept of “unprotected Black female flesh.” Watch her and VGO cofounder Alicia McDaniel’s discussion about Oler’s art making process and experiences below.

Palija Shrestha: tiki zhya layn swoebale

Shrestha investigates the meaning of “tiki zhya layn swoebale”, a phrase translating to “looking through the tiki window”, in her native language Newari. Her new series of paintings seek to connect Shrestha to her ancestors and make meaning of the present by looking through their lens. Listen to Shrestha herself in the video below where …

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Lisa Price: Walk the Line Artist Talk

VGO cofounder Alicia McDaniel spoke with North London based artist Lisa Price about her recent body of work she made during the recent quarantine. “My work explores the natural world and our movement within it. I track my walks and create abstract landscapes using the movements I have made whilst foraging for colour. The marks …

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Bianka Bell: Queerdo Artist Talk

Earlier today, VGO Co-Founders Sam Johnson and Alicia McDaniel facilitated a conversation with Filmmaker, Producer, and Actress Bianka Bell about Queerdo(2018). Bell’s tender, coming-of-age film surrounds a non-binary teen named Dee who flees their abusive home for a new life of liberation and love in San Francisco, CA. See how Queerdo came to be in …

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Pandemic Journal: Artist Talk

In celebration of Pandemic Journal we hosted our first artist talk on March 5th, 2021. Our curators Alicia McDaniel, Melissa Wang, and our Co-founder Sam Johnson spoke with our exhibiting artists about the show’s creation. This is an intimate look into the art making processes and lived experiences of Kacy Jung, Nick Maltagliati, and Courtney …

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