30 Maio 2021 18h00

Zaratan AIR | Open Studio
SCHEDULE | May 30, 18:00
SUPPORT | República Portuguesa – Cultura / Direção-Geral das Artes
The Artist Talks offer the community a chance to meet the artists-in-residence at Zaratan and to gain insight into the creative process.
During this encounter Natasha Carlos and Stephanie O'Connor will introduce briefly their artistic practices and will give us an insight into the exhibitions “Remember There's Magic” and “Desert Mother”, simultaneously open in the gallery space of Zaratan.
[*In the context of the Covid-19 pandemic, the conversation takes place outdoors in the Zaratan courtyard, with mandatory use of a mask and limited seating, in compliance with hygiene and safety standards.]

>>>STEPHANIE O'CONNOR is a painter and visual artist from Virginia (US).
She studied Photography and Printmaking at the Savannah College of Art and Design and Fine Art Media at the Slade School of Fine Art in London. What she will be completing, while in Lisbon, is a large, hand-stitched landscape sewn out of fragments from old clothing material including leather, denim, corduroy and muslin. The embroidery technique she is using mimics that of a particular indigenous style while keeping with the bright and vibrant colors that are also indicative to native and/or tribal cultures. This will be the second 7ft x 7ft textile she will make, following a piece she created in the same technique, using fragmentations from an assortment of large paintings on canvas. In 2020, she completed her first residency at the National College of Arts in Lahore, Pakistan. ]

>>>NATASHA CARLOS is a visual artist and a photographer working across mediums to explore her relationship to nature through self-portraiture that celebrates the mysterious moment when environment and identity come together.

Carlos is a first-generation Portuguese-American artist born in New York, NY. She received her BA in Public Relations at American University in Washington, D.C. in 2009 and received her MFA in Photography from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2016. Her work has been shown at the de Young Museum and she was selected to be part of Introductions 2017, an annual juried exhibition at Root Division that highlights twelve emerging artists in the San Francisco Bay Area. Currently she lives and works in Joshua Tree, CA. ]