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Event Archive - AFGHAN FEMALE BOXERS paintings: Sherry Tompalski, Arden Rose

Thu. February 23rd 2017 @  Gage Gallery - Oak Bay (All Ages)
5pm doors at 5pm
Free
Tompalski's Boxers were inspired by the Female Afghan Boxing Club in Kabul

Tompalski's new work is based on and inspired by pictures of the Afghan women who train in the basement of the Kabul stadium where the Taliban used to publicly execute women accused of adultery. Sadaf Rahimi, a female boxer from Afghanistan who made history by being the first Afghan female boxer to be invited to the Olympics recounts, “In Afghanistan, there is so much violence and prejudice towards women. Because of that, when I come here and box, I feel freedom. Here we are all girls, and we talk with each other and practice. Here is freedom for me and for every girl.”

Artist Sherry Tompalski's new show at the Gage Gallery opens on Feb 23, (5-8pm) featuring her Female Boxers."This work began as large graphite drawings that are torn up and reassembled with fragments of musical scores, portraying the process of coming undone, reforming and coming together. The Boxers incorporate a fragmented, difficult history which hopefully with healing and strength becomes music." Tompalski's Boxers are accompanied by Artist Arden Rose's Beauties at the Gage Gallery from February 21 to March 11, 2017. SEE THE ATTACHED POSTER.

CONTACT SHERRY TOMPALSKI
quitecontrarysherry@gmail.com

GAGE GALLERY INFO,
open Tues-Sat 11 am - 5 pm, Sun 1 PM - 4 PM
2031 Oak Bay Avenue,
Victoria, BC, V8R 1E5
250-592-2760

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http://gagegallery.ca/
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Arden Rose (Expressionistic Acrylic Painter)

My paintings celebrate our human spirit. I build and inspire joy and strength in people’s lives that comes with acknowledging the beauty of their true selves. When you allow your true self to speak to the world your connections with others are strong and meaningful and you remember where your joy is created. I want my images to stir your soul;... more info