(Dallas, TX) Ro2 Art is pleased to welcome artist Danielle Georgiou for her solo exhibition, '365', an exhibition of her year-long project, #iwokeuplikethis. Her videos and photographs explore femininity and the psychological effects of pop culture and social media on perceptions of the female body. The opening reception will take place Thursday, June 4 from 6 to 8 pm, with the show running from May 21 to July 5. The artist will be in attendance at the opening reception. '365' will be on exhibition at Ro2 Art at The Magnolia, located at 3699 McKinney Ave. Ste. 100 / West Village.
An exhibition of Danielle Georgiou's year-long project, #iwokeuplikethis.
Danielle Georgiou’s intimate video and photographs exploit and explore femininity and a desire to document beauty. They investigate the psychological effect of pop culture and social media on perceptions of the female body, and raise questions about what are acceptable behaviors in representing “the woman” in popular entertainment. Georgiou’s self-portraits are a direct response to her desire to be “perfect.”
'365' is the accumulation of a year-long project by Georgiou in which she took a photograph of herself at the moment when she woke up for 365 days. She would then upload the raw image to her Instagram account using the trending hashtag, #iwokeuplikethis, and monitored how many “likes” and comments each image received. This exhibition highlights selected portraits and included a video of all 365 images.
'365' is a documentation of the beauty in the mundane. It is a tribute to physical honesty; it’s flawless in its purity. The technical nature of the images, the almost scientific quality of them, displays the method used to collect the data: the “selfie.”
The “selfie” is the most understood method of portraiture in popular culture today. It is both accessible and achievable. Anyone with a smart phone can take one, post it, and call it art. With '365', Georgiou is exploring this trend and its iterations.