“Behind The Scenes, During Quarantine”
SHOWFIELDS IS JOINING FORCES WITH TAX COLLECTION TO HOST A LIVE FUNDRAISER SALE TO SUPPORT FOOD BANK NYC AS WELL AS ARTISTS FROM OUR COMMUNITY.
TAX Collection is a multimedia platform dedicated to exposing the world to today's most inspiring artists and creatives. By creating space not only in the digital world, but also the physical, TAX Collection acts as a catalyst for collaboration and communication between artists, their audiences, and collectors.
The fundraiser sale is hosted LIVE by @thejealouscurator, 75% of the profits are donated to charity and 25%of profits go towards supporting the artists who created the works.
As a platform that supports emerging artists, now more than ever, we believe in art not as a luxury but a public good, a boon that serves to reconcile our past, acknowledge our present and as a window into our future. We believe artists are the natural observers of the world, and through their art they frame a language for the rest of us.
This carefully curated digital collection of artwork supports and champions artists around the globe that encapsulate this trying time, and the creative process.
Dave Pollot - “Turbulence”
Pollot finds unwanted or abandoned artwork and paints something culturally relevant back into the piece. This piece is all about finding positivity and staying positive when the world seems particularly dark.
Marc Scheff - "Amy"
This is one of the first pieces in which the artist used a new molding process to create an odd shape. It is inspired by a collaboration with Shceff’s friend, a Butoh dancer called “Amy”. Butoh is an artform that dwells deep into the artist's emotion and the world around the artist and its communicated through dance.
Elisa Valenti - “Taking Up Space”
If we have enough for one, we have enough for everyone. Valenti’s work is a reflection of images she wishes she had seen in times when she felt less than worthy. If one has ever been made to feel insignificant this artwork inspires us to own the image of ourselves and never give that power to someone else.
Amber Vittoria - “Floral For Spring, Groundbreaking”
Both of these pieces are the artist headspace right now since we are all in quarantine. Vittoria’s original mixed-media pieces are first colored digitally. Then, they are printed on thin paper by a laser jet printer, to achieve an aged texture. Many of her originals include printer errors, and embrace the fragility of the digital to physical translation. She then applies all linework by hand via brush pens. All pieces are signed in ink.
Erika Lee Sears - “Toilet Paper Aisle”
The grocery store is the place that anonymously brings us all together, we come together to provide for our home. In the past few weeks this has been the most popular aisle at the grocery store. This piece represents this time in our lives: the shortage of toilet paper. Will this define us after all of this is over? We will see major changes in our everyday lives, therefore it is important to capture this moment.
Drigo - “Banana Tree Boy”
This piece is about the relationship between humans and nature. When we give to nature, it gives back to us. It has the power to heal us just like we have the power to heal and grow it. It is about that connection.
DotPigeon - “Supermarket Fights”
Dot Pigeon is enlightening the contrast between what is happening in the real world out there and in the online one. We see people fighting in supermarkets to get toilet papers, while on Instagram the most trending gifs are about happiness, good vibes and hugs. It seems there's no correlation between the two worlds.
Jourdan Joly - “Fade”
Lifesize six scoop ombre gradient ice creams. They are hyper real to texture, cast in solid urethane resin and colored with resin pigment. The pieces are wall mounted with hanger holes for a simple single screw and have a flat back surface area to sit flush to the wall.
Sara Shakeel - “Seasonal Friends”
This image is a dedication towards people who become friends and acquaintances for a while and don't have the best intentions. Once an interaction is over, or the other person is of no use, they vanish. The bubble represents the delicacy of the situation, and the butterflies are always for a little while.