The new art project CURATED by PAVE Contemporary, the division of HOFA Gallery (House of Fine Art) dedicated exclusively to supporting global emerging talent, is a new art exhibition series designed to put a spotlight on hand-picked seasoned art collectors and provide aplatform for the emerging artists. PAVE Contemporary has announced the début of “CURE/RATED: Bigotry, A Societal Cancer” (London, 22 March / 5 April) a new, provocative group exhibition that explores the tensions and emotions systematic prejudices engender in society. It features a group of trailblazing multimedia and multidisciplinary contemporary artists, all based in the United States, who through their nuanced narrative figurative portraits engage extremism, discrimination and bias in western society.
Hosted at HOFA Gallery, London, it launches on 22 March and will run for two weeks until 5 April 2021 with the incomparable Amir Fallah headling, whose signature veiled portraits have come to represent the rising trend of abstract figurative portraiture in contemporary American art.
The United States of America, along with the rest of the world, is experiencing political and economic turmoil. If those are the symptoms of a broken system, the diagnosis or underlying problem is bigotry, a societal cancer.
Bigotry, which includes but is not limited to sexism, racism, homophobia, and xenophobia, negatively impacts society the way cancer harms the human body. What may start out as an ideology among an individual, or small group of people, can quickly infiltrate a nation similar to the way malignant tumors metastasize to other parts of the body. At times, it is advantageous to just remove or excise the problem. Other times, when the cancer has spread too deep, it is better to target everything at once. One way to target a wider audience in treating this systemic issue is through awareness and education.
The concept and curation of the exhibition is the brainchild of two exceptional minds and art collectors Fadi Braiteh and Dan Nguyen. The Las Vegas based oncologist, Dr Fadi Braiteh, and New York based physician and entrepreneur, Dr Dan Nguyen, share a deep passion for contemporary art and a conviction in the transformative, redemptive power of art.
The 12 artists featured in this group show capture the emotions and tensions that have permeated much of our society. Their messages and energies are reflected in these works.
“CURE/rated: Bigotry, A Societal Cancer” exhibition is taking place through PAVE Contemporary and will be open for visitors as well as available online via the virtual gallery.