Feminism (n.): Plural
Exhibition Dates: May 15-June 25, 2015
Inspired by the writings of Roxane Gay (Bad Feminist), “Feminism (n.): Plural includes artists of all genders whose works ask us to rethink what feminism is, was, and can be. The exhibition’s guiding premise is that feminism is not a monolithic movement but instead an ever-evolving, pluralistic concept through which people of various gender identifications, ages, and cultural and ethnic backgrounds espouse and enact their belief in a just and equal society.
The show features work in all media whose form and/or content addresses feminism in daring, unexpected, and potentially controversial ways: for example, Phaedra Call’s neon-bright magazine photo collages, Jesse Harrod’s paracord woven sculptures, and Marjan Moghaddam’s war game style video blur aesthetic categories and create space for nonconforming gender identities; “girl culture”-inspired photographs by Frances F. Denny and large-scale paintings of Riot Grrrls by Michael Hubbard take on pop cultural framings of female experience; and a performance piece by Soheila Azadi (taking place on Sunday, May 17 at 1pm), an audio installation by Katrina Schaag, and zines by Maurene Cooper and Suzy Gonzalez explore feminist movements that take place in various cultural, ethnic, geographic and/or historical contexts. Works in the exhibition were selected by Claudine Ise, Woman Made Gallery’s Executive Director.
Artists in the exhibition: Soheila Azadi, Judith Brotman, Phaedra Call, Liz Cambron, Jennifer Casselberry, Creatura Collective, Maurene Cooper, Frances F. Denny, Danielle Dobies, Jeanne Donegan, Shannon Downey, Rebecca Ebben, Nona Faustine, Bridget Freeman, Chiara Galimberti, Sophia Gardiner, Rebecca George, Shohreh GolAzad, Suzy Gonzalez, Magdalene Gorecki-Eisenberg, Gabriela Guganovic, Jesse Harrod, Michelle Hartney, Michael Hubbard, Vivian Le, Ashley McClenon, H. Melt, Marjan Moghaddam, Carol Neiger, Hanna M. Owens, Wolfie Rawk, Macon Reed, Nancy Roberts, Nazanin Saremi, Katrina Schaag, Leo Selvaggio.
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