Mask Yourself Exhibition Opening in VR
Dover-based contemporary artist Danielle Festa is not letting the pandemic restrict her exhibition opportunities. Instead, she is embracing the opportunity to take her work to the international stage through the Covid-safe environment of virtual reality. Join her as her virtual gallery, “Festa Collection,” debuts her new series of hyper-realistic oil paintings with textiles for the 2nd Annual Global Art Fair in Virtual Reality, Art Gate International 2021. Immersing herself in future tech, she is bringing her pandemic themed work in front of an international audience. She also invites New Englanders with oculus headsets, and those without, to experience this unique and accessible Art Fair. Learn more about how to participate or book a private walk through with the artist Danielle Festa at FestaCollection.com.
About "Mask Yourself"
For the last 15 years I have focused on the importance of dress to define our persona by incorporating fabrics into my realistic oil paintings. In each piece, I experiment with the transition between paint and fabric, allowing my subjects to transform into the characters I create. I like for viewers to enter through the comfort of realism, and then allow the distraction of material to lead them towards my concept.
In my latest series, I am focusing on the act of wearing a face mask; a small piece of fabric connecting the world, strengthening our fight against an invisible enemy, but at the same time making us feel different. I want to emphasize the opportunity for self expression, strength and unity that a face mask can represent. I want to highlight the role we can all embrace in combating this global crisis together.
About the 2nd Annual Global Art Fair in Virtual Reality, Art Gate International 2021
Exhibitors from North America, South America, Africa, Europe, Asia, and Australia are curating their galleries and hosting social art events in virtual reality during Art Gate International 2021. Erin Loree, Dr. Piloto Obdulio, Jai Mitchell are among the contemporary artists on exhibition. Masters such as Cindy Sherman, Pablo Picasso, Louise Nevelson, Andy Warhol, and many other artists in between can be found during Art Gate International 2021. All the exhibitions are open to the public for free.