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Street Art Comes Inside on Marietta Square

Stephanie Rond’s work blurs the line between outdoor and indoor spaces, and seeks to challenge the traditional gender roles associated with each.

There is still time to see Stephanie Rond’s newest solo exhibit, Outside: In at 2 Rules Fine Art on Marietta Square.

For centuries outdoor spaces have been considered a male-dominated sphere, whereas women dominated (and were confined to) indoor spaces. Rond’s work blurs the line between outdoor and indoor spaces, and seeks to challenge the traditional gender roles associated with each.

“I create artwork that on the surface tells a safe and comfortable story using recognizable images,” Rond says of her work. “As the viewer engages and considers the narrative, the deeper, more uncomfortable truths begin to emerge.”

Rond is a street artist. She creates her artwork using stencils, spray paint, and repurposed items. Street art is an outdoor art form; it is also male-dominated. For Outside: In, the artist creates faux brick “walls” from paper and paints imagery on top. The imagery is of women and children, a non-traditional subject for street art. The works’ textures suggest exterior surfaces, yet they are hung, and viewed, indoors.

The exhibit will be available for viewing at the gallery through September 29. Portions of the exhibit will be on view again Nov. 2 through Dec. 1, 2012.

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