Athena Pennant Flag
On the Flagpole
SPACE is pleased to fly Rose Nestler‘s Athena Pennant Flag on the flagpole from April 15 – June 30, 2019.
Nestler’s artworks pull from the iconography and structures of the ancient Greco-Roman Gymnasium, while also utilizing the familiar aesthetics and materials of contemporary sportswear. She explores the correlation among athleticism, spirituality, gender and power through illustrating sports, ceremonies and rewards that sustain the oppressive regime of toxic masculinity within American culture.
As a project based, interdisciplinary artist, Rose Nestler uses fabric because of its links to clothing — our second skin — further illuminating how clothing can denote power and profession. She often adapts ancient subject matter with contemporary materials and reimagines iconic patriarchal institutions as feminine spaces, chipping away at the entanglement of gender and history.
Rose Nestler is an interdisciplinary artist focusing on sculpture and video. She received her MFA degree from Brooklyn College in 2017 where she was awarded a Graduate Teaching Fellowship. Her work has been exhibited at a variety of galleries and institutions including, American Academy of Arts and Letters, Thierry Goldberg, Ortega Y Gasset, Underdonk, Smack Mellon, University of Illinois/Springfield, Crush Curatorial, and CUCHIFRITOS Gallery and Project Space.
In 2018 Rose was a recipient of the BRIC Art FP Open Call, her solo show, Gymnasia, was exhibited in their Project Room in Brooklyn, NY. Most recently her wall hangings and videos were part of a two-person show presented at SPRING/BREAK Art Show 2019. She has been an artist in residence at Lighthouse Works, Chashama Workspace Program, Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, Vermont Studio Center and Byrdcliffe Artists Colony. Her work has been featured and reviewed in Vulture, Maake Magazine, Art of Choice and Art Space.
Follow Rose on Instagram: @rose.nestler