Compére Collective Presents: Everlasting Fantasy

For July, we have a larger than life paper installation and a performance by the artist herself, presented by Ama of Metallic Fern. Join us for our Opening Reception on Friday, July 7 from 5-9pm! Read more about the artist and exhibit below. On view until July 29!

Everlasting Fantasy

Step into a world of “Everlasting Fantasy,” and experience an installation of whimsical paper sculptures created by Ama of Metallic Fern. 

Hers’ is a larger than life botanical ecosystem constructed entirely of paper. Witness cocoons hanging overhead, vines that dance around the room, giant plant pods, and overgrown floral mounds. As you become one with this synthesized nature, you’ll find yourself in rhythmic harmony, swaying to endorphins.

Ama’s artistry revolves around humanity’s connection with mother earth. Our need for nature. Her creations beg the question, “If we were to draw closer to her, would our lives become more balanced?”

Ama (1987-2023) is from Troy, Kansas. There, she discovered a passion for expression and studied marketing and management at Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville. Since, she’s had an extensive career working with Macys, Tiffanys and Swell, producing paper props for their world-renowned displays. She’s been featured in multiple group shows in Manhattan and has 3 permanent installations at 41st and Madison in New York. As recent as spring of 2023, she began incorporating performances into her work. “Everlasting Fantasy” marks her (insert # here) solo exhibit. 

Compére Collective

Compère Collective is a sponsored artist space of Realty Collective, founded by Victoria Alexander, that offers artists a free, 800 square foot storefront gallery space in the heart of Red Hook, Brooklyn on Van Brunt St. Compère Collective specializes in thoughtful community-centric works and has hosted 100 plus artist exhibitions and events since opening its doors in 2011. Compère Collective’s mission is to nurture and host diverse artistic practice and thoughtful dialogue; understanding that art should be used as a catalyst for critical thinking.

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