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Recap of Connect Member Meetup

Aperture Connect Members listen to Pixy
Brent Beamon walks Connect Members through the exhibition

Pixy Liao, presenting artist and Brent Beamon, director of Flowers Gallery

Lesley speaks to Connect Members

Lesley A. Martin, Aperture creative director

Flowers Gallery Staff with Pixy

Allegra Favila, Brent Beamon, Pixy Liao, Rebecca Reeve, and Shen Wei

Members listening
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On February 26, Aperture Connect Members came together for a private after-hours meet-up at Flowers Gallery in Chelsea, New York, to hear from Brooklyn-based artist Pixy Yijun Liao about Experimental Relationship, her body of work featured in the exhibition The Real Thing.

Brent Beamon, director of Flowers Gallery, led the exhibition tour, which also includes work by Juno Calypso, Natasha Caruana, and Melanie Willhide. Yijun Liao discussed with Connect Members her process of inverting traditional relationship roles in various domestic scenes of herself and her younger lover. Members participated in an informal Q&A before continuing on to Toro for cocktails with Liao and Lesley A. Martin, creative director of Aperture Foundation.

Aperture Connect is comprised of young professionals who are photography and publishing enthusiasts, ages 21 to 37. A Connect membership offers year-round opportunities for supporters to engage with each other and with practitioners and artists in the fields of publishing and photography. Join as a Connect Member today and receive invitations to exclusive events like this one.

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