Machamux Gallery is proud to announce its inaugural exhibition:
Roe Halper, “The Struggle in Common.”
Halper’s monumental woodcuts and acrylic paintings embody pain, solidarity, and social justice.
Roe Halper (b. 1937, Brooklyn) has dedicated her life’s work to equity and to teaching others. In 1964 she gifted Martin Luther King, Jr with three of her large expressive figurative woodcuts, which Coretta Scott King later hung in their Atlanta home.
Halper’s poignant and palpable figurative representations of shared human experiences infuse her work with an ardent soulfulness — a rawness enveloped in compassion.
This collection from the 1970s and 80s is no time capsule reflecting the period and climate of their creation, but rather it is a remembrancer of our eternal now — the timeless sorrow of human endeavour and its striving to triumph over adversity.
Halper says in 1977, “most artists are expressing our world in the cold tones of the abstract or in unusual media to create sensation. But I seem to be back in some lost century, still drawing the human figure, working endless to describe the human emotions are are part of life in any era.”
For 40 years she has taught underprivileged and gifted students from her studio in Westport, Connecticut.
ABOUT THE GALLERY:
MACHAMUX is a contemporary art gallery dedicated to social justice dialogues, building a platform for the artist-as-citizen rather than strictly artist-as-commodity. The gallery supports ongoing public art interventions, alternative presentation modes and the new artworld translucency model. MACHAMUX promotes traditionally underrepresented artists: Women; First Peoples (Native American); Artists of Color; as well as all contemporary artworld refugees.
MACHAMUX is located in a converted 1954 suburban living room near the beach in Westport Connecticut — 44 miles from NYC — and on the internet.
The gallery’s name is inspired by the Native American tribe of Paugussett, the aboriginal inhabitants of the area where the gallery now stands. “Machamux” in the native Paugussett language, according to legend, translates to “The Promised Land.”
A portion of all sales supports the nature sanctuary next to the gallery.
Private viewings by appointment. Kindly address requests and all inquiries to:
Konrad von Seifenblasé, Associate Director konrad@theMachamux.com
We are located in Westport, Connecticut USA by appointment and on the internet without one artsy.net/Machamux