Friday, September 27, 2013

Save the Date: Personal Pronouns


Personal Pronouns 2013: Beth Keener Fashion Brand Launch Event

Friday, Oct. 25, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. &

Saturday, Oct. 26, Noon - 6:00 p.m. (Runway Presentation 3:00 p.m.)
The Byrne Gallery is proud to present Personal Pronouns 2013: Beth Keener 

Fashion Brand Launch Event. Visual Artist & Fashion Designer, Beth Keener is the 

visionary, creative force, and namesake behind the brand (www.bethkeener.com). 

She works to create pieces that give women, who love what she loves, the ability to 

carry and wear something stylishly unique and artfully designed. Her one-of-a-kind 

wearable art clutches are extremely popular, but only the beginning for the brand.

Personal Pronouns 2013 is an introduction into the body of her work as an artist, 

designer, and art historian all within one space. The body of work provides neither 

new biographical, nor archival facts, about her as a female artist. Instead, it is 

entirely dependent upon the viewer to “reframe” the story.  As an art historian, 

her research has yielded that there can be many problems when one is confronted 

with the question of how to “name.” In a sea of fine art vs. commercialism, where 

does her work fall? Thus, to explore the most appropriate title, she chose to pull her 

inspiration from American conceptual artist, Barbara Kruger’s use of text. Barbara is 

known for including personal pronouns, such as, “you, your, I, we, and they.”

With a clear understanding of whom Beth is indebted to, she is hopeful that the 

viewer will be able to examine the underlying feminine theme of her as an artist, 

and as a woman, in a very traditional sense, and juxtapose that thought against the 

worlds of fine art and fashion.  This body of work, and new line of fashion, is merely 

an extension of that fabulous process and of her own Personal Pronouns.

Personal Pronouns 2013 will be held in the SONA Bank Building (across the street 

from the Byrne Gallery) at 10 West Washington Street, Middleburg, VA. This event is 

open to the public and everyone is invited to attend. For more information contact 

the Byrne Gallery at (540) 687-6986.

Visit the official Beth Keener Website, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook page for more inforation and all the latest news concerning the Beth Keener Fashion Brand

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