“Stretching Arms” Exhibition

In the midst of this global pandemic, how do we transcend solitude and foster community? This exhibition highlights artists that structure their work with self-compassion and reflection, which provides empathy for others and welcomes strength in vulnerability.

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For optimal viewing, please use a desktop computer. Music by Morgan Everhart and Nathan Allen.

AucArt: Where Collectors Find Emerging Artists
By Morgan Everhart

AucArt is a key player in the future of art sales. Founder Natasha Arselan believes the progression of the art market is not only digital, but also international, transparent, and collaborative. Here at A Women’s Thing, we agree with Arselan, discuss more, and introduce our online gallery by exhibiting AucArt artists. Read Feature

AucArt founder Natasha Arselan. Photo courtesy of Andree Martis.
Posing with the doll  Katya Granova
Posing with the doll
Katya Granova
Oil on Canvas,
40 × 50 × 4 cm (16 × 20 in), 2019.

£700
Already a Saint, Natasha Wright
Already a Saint
Natasha Wright
Oil and Glitter on Canvas,
152 × 122 cm (60 × 48 in), 2019.

$6,500
Figure study N1 Viktoryia Shydlouskaya
Figure study N1
Viktoryia Shydlouskaya
Dry pigment & binder on canvas,
200 × 120 cm (79 × 47 in), 2019.

£6,800

10% of AucArt’s sales will go to Stand Against Racism & Inequality (SARI).  SARI provides support for victims of any type of hate crime including racist, faith-based, disablist, homophobic, transphobic, age-based or gender-based.

Painting is a solitary act and I’m confident in being alone. As an artist, this is when we do the real work. I’ve slowed down a little and my day to day rhythm has definitely changed. Quarantine has allowed me to slow down. New York can be overwhelming with so much to get involved in that I’ve really tried to see this time as a much-needed reset. Read interview with artist Natasha Wright

Heavy spot Viktoryia Shydlouskaya
Heavy spot
Viktoryia Shydlouskaya
Soft pastel, dry pigment & binder on paper,
21 × 30 cm (8 × 12 in), 2019.

£800
Sarugakucho #1 Tao Xian
Sarugakucho #1
Tao Xian
Oil on cotton,
132 × 102 cm (52 × 40 in), 2017.

£3,900

Can an individual create multiple “identities” in the digital world? Can our spirit reach eternity in the virtual world? Read interview with artist Tao Xian

It's Complicated Natasha Wright
It’s Complicated
Natasha Wright
and Charcoal on Dyed Canvas,
152 × 152 cm (60 × 60 in), 2019.

$7,500
Figure Study N2 Viktoryia Shydlouskaya
Figure Study N2
Viktoryia Shydlouskaya
Softpastel, dry pigment and binder on canvas,
200 × 160 × 2 cm (79 × 63 × 0.8 in), 2019.

Sold
Songbird  Tao Xian
Songbird
Tao Xian
Oil on cotton, 132 × 112 cm (52 × 44 in), 2019.

£3,550

The world has stopped, and I don’t have to follow it, so I finally have time to catch up with myself. I see this as a renaissance for my creative energy. Read interview with artist Viktoryia Shydlouskaya

Figure study N4  Viktoryia Shydlouskaya
Figure study N4
Viktoryia Shydlouskaya
Dry pigment & binder on canvas,
160 × 120 cm (63 × 47 in), 2019.

£5,000
After Jordaens 1  Katya Granova
After Jordaens 1
Katya Granova
Oil on canvas,
200 × 150 cm (79 × 59 in), 2018.

£1,650

After Jordaens 2 Katya Granova
After Jordaens 2
Katya Granova
Oil on canvas,
200 × 150 cm (79 × 59 in), 2018.

£1,650
Sarugakucho #2 Tao Xian
Sarugakucho #2
Tao Xian
Oil on cotton,
102 × 76.5 cm (40 × 30 in), 2017.

£2,750
Untitled  Natasha Wright
Untitled
Natasha Wright
Oil on Canvas,
152 × 122 cm (60 × 48 in), 2019.

$6,500

This significant moment reminds us – we are not more important than nature and we are just as physical and present as everything else, so we should respect ecosystems as we respect ourselves. Read interview with artist Katya Granova