ABOUT THE ARTIST SERIES
Sunset Studios Space explores the dichotomy of the conventional versus the progressive. Our goal in creating the space is to provide our generation’s most visionary and inspiring voices a platform in which they can exercise their craft without conventional restriction. Having a white wall gallery, on property billboard, and outdoor area at their fingertips, artists are able to create immersive multimedia experience.
Alana O'Herlihy "A Girl's Gotta Eat"
April 1-28, 2018
Rooted in the fearless, sensual, and candid, Alana O’Herlihy’s work, which included photos, moving images, and billboard installation, oscillates between the surreal and the all-too-real. From the artist: “As a visual artist, I blend various roles— photographer, director, mixed media and content curator to create cohesive work that evokes as powerful a sensorial (sometimes sexual) experience as possible. Whether exploring elements of human nature, beauty, vulnerability, femininity, or objectivity, I try to celebrate and showcase the nuances of human nature.
Entitled A Girl’s Gotta Eat, this collection of work explores the convoluted nature I’ve navigated throughout my working life. Operating within the channels of self portraiture, mixed-media, and work, the series toys with the canons of the male gaze, ideas of beauty challenged subverted, and looming political angst. This collection of work also serves as acknowledgement of how deeply invested we are in the climate of instant media and gratification. This dynamic has undeniably propelled my career as a visual artist. With that in mind, the intention of having a show in the context of such technological and social momentum reaffirms my investment in bringing it back to the gallery space divorced from the demands that often conflict with my autonomy as an artist. After all, a girl’s gotta eat.”
ABOUT ALANA O’HERLIHY
Racy Artist. http://www.alanakaioherlihy.com/
Michael Bailey-Gates "Prey for Pay”
March 1-28, 2018
Sunset Studios is proud to present Prey for Pay , the hub’s first installation by American artist Michael Bailey-Gates. MBG approaches the power structures between image viewer and image maker, and the transformative capacity of play toeffect these structures. With scrutiny towards the potential moral codes prescribed to the universal myths and symbols he works from, he pushes, through self-portraiture, and the inherent performativity of its tradition. This act blurs and critiques the distribution of power within the politics of image creation. An angel becomes the nexus for questions of pain on trial, feeding into the malleable empathies of its audience. Pictures must stand trial, media against the question of truth.
ABOUT MICHAEL BAILEY-GATES
Michael Bailey-Gates is an American artist based in New York City. The Rhode Island native holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography from the School of Visual Arts. Most recently, his work has been featured in Candy Magazine, Replica Magazine, and Dazed. Michael is currently represented by Mini Title.