Miami Beach Cinematheque will open its Art Basel exhibition featuring New York-based multidisciplinary artist Leah Schrager on Wednesday, November 30 at 5:30pm, on view until December 4th. Fourth Wave Feminist: The Photographic Works of Leah Schrager will feature self-portraits from Schrager’s new series, Glitter Peach, which she shot in various locations including Miami Beach. In addition to the exhibition, The F Word, a documentary featuring Schrager and other Brooklyn-based feminist artists, will also screen November 30th. The film’s director Robert Adanto, who curated the exhibition, will be joined by Schrager during a post-screening Q&A. The reception begins at 5:30pm, with the screening at 6:30pm.
Glitter Peach is Leah Schrager’s recent body of work made in late 2016, as part of her celebrity project, ONA. Through ONA, she explores the glamor, play, tragedy, virality, and aesthetics of a self-made internet celebrity. The base of each work is a self-portrait shot in locations around America - desert mountaintops of Utah, cabins in Woodstock, condos in Miami, hotels in NYC, and more. She uses Photoshop to digitally paint/manipulate the images. The final works are printed on glossy aluminum and are displayed with black censor bars that may be removed by the collector.
Leah Schrager is an artist who works between the web and NYC. In her work she photographs, appears in, augments, and markets her own image. She’s interested in the line, movement, biography, and digital life of the female body. She co-curated the female-positive BodyAnxiety.com exhibition, which is featured in the April 2015 issue of Art Forum. She graduated in 2015 with an MFA in Fine Art from Parsons, The New School.