I am happy to say that I will be showing my work in the upcoming Nasty Women group art exhibit! Here’s a great description, excerpted from the Creators Project article:
Nasty Women from every corner of the country and the world will flock to Queens this January for the inaugural NASTY WOMEN Exhibition. The event, coordinated by co-directors Roxanne Jackson and Jessamyn Fiore, along with web designer Barbara Smithand curatorial advisor Angel Bellaran, aims to be the thinking-woman’s answer to prevailing post-election anxiety. It is a crowd-sourced, group show of female and female-identifying artists of all ages, races, religions, nationalities, sexual orientations, gender identifications, and backgrounds. Running from January 12 to 15 at The Knockdown Center, the show will exhibit affordable works ranging from $10 to $100, and 100% of the sales benefit Planned Parenthood.
A grassroots, open call for artworks returned over 1000 submissions from no less than 694 artists, forcing the organizers to close submissions earlier than expected. The works culled from this call are exactly what the show’s moniker decrees, namely a cross-section of furiously creative women expressing themselves and their outrage through colorful performance art, body-positive watercolors, and—unsurprisingly—panties quilted from cat food labels.
The works will ultimately be displayed on the show’s centerpiece: 12-foot-tall letters armored in flamingo pink plastic mesh spelling out N-A-S-T-Y W-O-M-E-N — or as Jackson describes it, a “provocative installation plan” which mounts “a declaration of protest.”
… and another excerpt from a great article in the Huffington Post:
“We can’t just be defeated; we can’t just turn apathetic. We have to be active.”
The true force of the show, more than any singular name or piece, is the sheer amount of images on view and the solidarity that number represents. “This show isn’t necessarily about highlighting individual artists,” Jackson explained. “It’s about female-identifying artists coming together against the Trump regime.”
Another wonderfully anti-establishment element of the exhibition is that the works on view are priced at $100 or less, with all proceeds benefitting Planned Parenthood. Viewers, then, can come home with a $10 artwork or a $100 piece by an artist whose works usually bring in far more zeroes. Jackson described the show as “cash and carry,” meaning you won’t have to wait until the end of the exhibition to take your new, feminist masterpiece ― just make sure to bring some dollar bills. “Hopefully the show will just look like very naked letters at the end,” Jackson mused.
Photo of me and the painting I’m donating to the Nasty Women exhibit, “Awake, Dreaming” 2015, oil on canvas, 8×10″
NASTY WOMEN ART EXHIBIT NYC
Opening Thursday, January 12, 2017 – 7-10pm
Exhibit and additional programming January 12-15
At the Knockdown Center: 52-19 Flushing Avenue, Maspeth/Queens, NYC 11378
(Follow-up on Nasty Women Art Exhibit NYC, message from the organizers, 1/19/17: “We are elated to share that we SOLD OUT the entire show. A total of over $42,000 in proceeds raised will go to Planned Parenthood. The Knockdown Center’s programing ‘Stay Nasty’ also raised over $8,000 for smaller non-profits benefiting women’s rights, bringing the grand total to over $50,000. ” Nasty Women Art Exhibits continue to take place throughout the country and worldwide!)
For updated information, goto: http://nastywomenexhibition.org/
Top photo by Nasty Women Art Exhibit organizers.