On February 27th THE GILDED OWL opened it’s fourth show The Mystery of Beauty “Il Mistero della Bellezza” in Hudson, New York.  Inspiration for the show comes from the inspired architecture and interiors of Italian architect Carlo Mollino intertwined with the expressive feminine collages by India Evans.
Carlo Mollino was born in Turin and created surrealist interiors which manipulated space in extraordinary ways. His use of materials, luxurious and sensual especially in his final home on the River Po served as a backdrop for the mysterious polaroids he took of dancers and other women. Alongside his organic furniture pieces and carefully placed accessories, costumes and wigs his photographs in his final residence are still collected today and his furniture pieces are setting record prices at auction.

Collage artist India Evans uses objects as a vocabulary of feelings and her work explores intuitively various stages of feminine awareness. Through the recycling and juxtaposition of various objects (forgotten, discarded and seemingly worthless), she attempts a transformation towards a precious recollection. Resurrecting memories, collective yet intimate, visceral yet tender……piecing together beauty as if telling a story.

India Evans "The Night Bird" 2103, 11 1/2" x 9 1/2"
India Evans “The Night Bird” 2103, 11 1/2″ x 9 1/2″

“I am inviting the viewer to explore their childhood innocence and fantasies through their adult nostalgia and sensuality. I hope to create a romantic and playful portrait of the female identity with the possibility of entering dreams: my own or someone else’s, as when a child plays dress up….full of the yearnings for beauty and mystery.”

In rooms inspired by Carlo Mollino’s work and India Evans’ haunting collage works we invite you to experience The Mystery of Beauty “Il Mistero della Bellezza”.
Opening Saturday February 27th 6:00-8:00 pm at 105 Warren Street Hudson, NY

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India Evans "Reflected Time" 2009, 7 1/2" x 5"
India Evans “Reflected Time” 2009, 7 1/2″ x 5″

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