VIRGIN – Art Opening
Comprised of thought-provoking photographs by Amagansett, NY artist Nika Nesgoda, VIRGIN, originally photographed in 2002, challenges contemporary notions of iconography, identity and religion. Taking a cue from the Old Masters, many of whom were known to have employed marginalized women as their models, Nesgoda playfully interprets art history and reimagines these Church-commissioned paintings. Nesgoda’s series has gained national recognition – she was recently published in Time and will soon be reviewed by the Wall Street Journal. Her contemporary models include icons Stormy Daniels & Tera Patrick, among others. Presented by McNeill Art Group, curated by Eve Gianni Corio in collaboration with Laura Eisman & Sylvia Hommert & in support of the local non- profit, Neo-Political Cowgirls.