Happy International Women's Day! / by Kimberly Verde

24 Hour Psycho
New Works by Petra Collins
April 2 - 30, 2016
Opening Reception: Wednesday April 6, 6-9PM

Petra Collins in conversation with Nicole Archer at YBCA, April 8, 7-8PM


Petra Collins,  Untitled #14 (24 Hour Psycho) , 2016, digital C-print, 65 x 43 inches, edition of 2.

Petra Collins, Untitled #14 (24 Hour Psycho), 2016, digital C-print, 65 x 43 inches, edition of 2.

With this body of work, Collins’ art practice continues to make space for the young female experience by embracing the historically marginalized subject matter of the complex reality of girlhood. Over the last year, Petra Collins has been focused on creating a body of photographic work that captures emotional distress in young females. These deeply personal and private images address complex issues about a generation coming of age in a moment of unprecedented access to social media. Collins, a cultural presence in her own right (artist, curator, filmmaker, actress, model and an icon for young women which she reaches through her 293k followers on Instagram), turns her camera on friends and acquaintances, amplifying their emotions and giving them permission to be vulnerable and real. Learn more...