“LABELS” Installation at Bentley Gallery

Labels: An Installation by Denise Yaghmourian

Yarn, thread, tissues, wood hangers

March 16 – April 15

Denise Yaghmourian: Labels have been used as a means of discrimination for thousands of years. They often serve to further dangerous distinctions society imposes upon people. Labels can separate people and push them apart.

My piece is a commentary on how humans have the need to labeling one another. I have witnessed adults and children label each other with specific words. Sometimes labels are intended to encourage, yet may cause a child to feel pressure to fulfill expectations.

Other times labels are simply based on a person’s own ideas and perceptions. Either way, it seems that labeling puts a person into a category or a box. Often they (especially children) feel the need to live up, or down to expectations. Studies have shown that children who are labelled “slow” or “brilliant” will often follow those stereotypes, even if the labels have been randomly assigned.  

Labels don’t cause inequality. People do.

ARTELPHX

ARTELPHX SPRING 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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The World’s Largest Independent Hotel Art Installation Returns to Phoenix
ARTELPHX transforms a boutique hotel for 3 days into a massive art installation.
Over 20 Artists present Multi-Media, Site-Specific, Performance and Dance works beyond the confines of a gallery or museum.
JULIE AKERLY
LESLIE BARTON + STEVE WEISS
CHRIS BOYD
AMY CANNESTRA
ANGEL CASTRO / HALO MOVEMENT COLLECTIVE
LISA R. CHOW / DESERT DANCE THEATRE
HANNAH COOPER + MICHAELA KONZAL / DIRTY BUCKLE DANCE
SCARLETT DECKER
DANIEL FUNKHOUSER
DANIEL GOTTLIEBSON / BAMBOO GATE TEA ROOM + BILL HEMPHILL / ZOO MICRO NURSERY
MARK HUGHES
VALERIE HUNT
CANDY JIMENEZ / DULCE DANCE COMPANY
NATHANIEL LEWIS
STEPHANIE MOLAND + KALMAN PUSH + JOHNNY GRAVES
STEP RAPTIS / STEP’S JUNK FUNK
INGRID SHULTS + TAIN BARZSO / LAB 238
KATHARINE LEIGH SIMPSON
LAUREN STROHACKER + KENDRA SOLLARS
KEVIN VAUGHAN-BRUBAKER
DENISE YAGHMOURIAN + JOE WILLIE SMITH
VIP Preview – Invite Only – THURSDAY, MAY 15 7pm – 10pm
Snacks by Gallo Blanco + Silent Raffle of Local Prizes
Cash Bars at The SkyDeck + Oasis Pool. Live Music in Gallo Blanco y Bar
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Open to all – FREE – FRIDAY, MAY 16 + SATURDAY, MAY 17, 2014 7pm -10pm
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