Spring 2021 "Bodies//Boundaries"
This issue’s theme, Bodies//Boundaries, was inspired by some of our experiences during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. We have had to (re)negotiate how we personally and collectively share spaces in public and private. We have sought the safety of isolation and found the sorrow of solitude. We have celebrated the capabilities of—and resented our reliance on—digital communications and virtualized experiences. With these ideas in mind, we issued a call to artists from across the American Southwest to submit work that relates to or explores these concepts. The work featured in this issue represents multiple perspectives on the theme: some direct, some more tangential. We hope this theme provides a thought-provoking lens through which to engage with this work.
In this issue you will find writers and artists creating work from Tucson, Arizona, to Portales, New Mexico; from Houston, Texas, to Denver, Colorado; and many places beyond and between.
12th Annual International Competitive Exhibit Exploring
the Uncovered Human Form in Current Art
August 13-September 11, 2020
Woman Made Gallery
2150 S Canalport Ave, 4A-3
February 22-March 16, 2019
The Pussy Hat demonstrations elevated a simple, hand-made, woman-made pink hat to a central image which connected massive women’s protests across the country and around the world. The Nasty Women exhibitions seemed similarly organic and instantaneous, springing up in cities large and small around the US. The #MeToo phenomenon has also spread like wild fire and continues to empower women to find the courage to address the world from the shared stage of their common experiences.
These effective visual and communicative grassroots uprisings herald a new species of artistic power, and new realms of visibility for women through art.
Pride and Predjudice: gender realities in the 21st Century
1463 West Chicago Ave
June 20 - July 14, 2018
GENDER—perhaps the most essential aspect of one’s person— has transcended the binary ideas of the past, evolving into complex conceptions about identity and sexuality. While contemporary gender expression has created space for empowerment and freedoms for many, it remains confusing for some, wrong-headed for others, and a topic that is continually fascinating to the media. Many welcome this attention and the progress it bodes; but it has also resulted in pain, harassment, and discrimination for others.
ARC, established as a woman-run gallery 45 years ago, continues to embrace and honor the various struggles associated with belonging to a particular gender. Because of this mission, the gallery is presenting a juried exhibition entitled “Pride and Prejudice” which will open in June 2018–the same month as the Pride Parade in Chicago.
1600 Peachtree St
Nov 3 2017 - Feb 7, 2018
SCAD presents "Waves," a solo exhibition by SCAD alumnus Michael Hubbard (B.F.A., painting, 2009). Hubbard’s artistic practice addresses intersections between popular culture, music and feminism. Through mediums including painting, drawing, installations, artist books and mixtapes, Hubbard composes a vibrant constellation of artwork that works together as a whole.
MUSIC FOR YOUR EYES
Orange County Center for Contemporary Art
117 North Sycamore Street
Santa Ana, CA
February 3 - March 10, 2018
Opening Reception February 3rd 6-10pm
Phillips Exeter Academy
20 Main Street
February 23-April 21, 2018
Reception: Friday, February 23, 5:30-7:30 pm
The PEA student curatorial team examines multiple notions of feminism and the 'performance' of identities in celebration of the new David E. Goel and Stacey L. Goel Center for Theater and Dance.
2156 N. Damien Ave
July 16 - August 12, 2017
This exhibition brings together a host of voices, culminating in a collaborative SHOUT! for justice, democracy, and equality.
As political passions sweep the country, public expression has taken the form of marching, petitioning, donating, writing to congress…. While ARC Gallery encourages all these voices of outrage and resistance, the gallery is particularly committed to supporting creative expression as a vital and essential avenue of engagement as well.
A Group Exhibition Curated by Indira Cesarine
A Portion of Proceeds to Benefit She Should Run
45 Lispenard Street Unit 1W
May 2 - 20, 2017
Eleven Love Songs
University of Rochester, Rochester NY
January 26 - February 19, 2017
With current social and political movements in mind, Hubbard traces a lineage of punk rock feminists, starting with the Riot Grrrl bands of the nineties. “I’m fascinated,” Hubbard says, “by the fierce, youthful, antiestablishment rage of the people portrayed.” Hubbard’s pieces work on several levels, as heroic portraits of revolutionary women and as meditations on digital and painted media.
This exhibition, crossing many media platforms, will include a large accordion book and a mixtape listening area, along with paintings that alter, meld, and reinvent existing imagery.
SCAD Alumni Showcase
October 12 - 20, 2016
Salisbury University, Salisbury MD
February 19 - April 25, 2016
Visiting artist, Michael Hubbard, in collaboration with SU students, presents an exhibition tracing a lineage of punk rock feminists, starting with the “Riot Grrrl” bands of the 1990s, and following their wild and angry energy into current social and political movements. The centerpiece of the exhibition is a set of mixtapes. Each cassette tape features a sequence of songs that loosely illustrates the life of a revolutionary woman from history. The women represented range from an ancient British warrior queen, to a turn of the century suffragette, to a twenty first century crusader for women’s rights in rural India. The music on the tapes leans heavily toward Riot Grrrl bands and other all-female punk groups, but branches out to songs from a range of decades and genres. The exhibition also includes a large collaborative project for which Salisbury students created visual responses to songs from the mixtapes.
New Art / Arte Nuevo
University of Texas San Antonio Art Gallery, San Antonio TX
June 8 - July 28, 2016, Opening Reception: June 8, 6-8 pm
Arte Nuevo 2016
Art Yellow Book Exhibition
CICA Art Museum, Korea
December 18 - January 10
Foundry Art Centre, St Charles MO
December 11 - January 22, Opening Reception: December 11, 6-8 pm
Foundry Art Centre
Power Protest and Resistance
A Fresh Look at Contemporary Painting & Drawing
Curated by Cory Oberdorfer
Hillyer Art Space
October 2 - 31 2015
Force of Nature:
Exploring the Power of the Feminine
Karl Drerup Art Gallery and Silver Center for the Arts
Plymouth State University
July 6 - August 14, 2015
Feminism (n.): Plural
"The thematic concept behind the exhibition “Feminism (n.) Plural” is intentionally broad; we seek work in all media whose form and/or content addresses feminism in daring, unexpected, and potentially controversial ways: for example, works that blur categories and create space for nonconforming gender identities, works that take on pop cultural framings of female experience and/or feminism, or works that explore feminist movements taking place in various cultural, ethnic, and/or geographic contexts."
Woman Made Gallery
May 8 - June 25, 2015
January 16 - 27, 2015
The Kenneth J. Minneart Center for the Arts
September 15 - October 31
Opening Reception Sept 15
“Take Everything” features paintings and installation work tracing a lineage of punk rock feminists, starting with the Riot Grrrl bands of the nineties, following their wild and angry energy into current social and political movements. This exhibition focuses on two very different personas – former Olympia resident Courtney Love, and medieval warrior Joan of Arc. Though an unlikely pair, these women act as points of reference in an exploration of the punk feminist universe.
Grand Opening Group Show
June 6 - 29
Opening Reception June 6, 6:00
510 S Big Spring
Fractured Yet Rising
ARC Gallery, Chicago
March 5 - March 29, 2014
Opening Reception March 7, 6-9 pm
Mounted by ARC Gallery during Women's History Month, Fractured Yet Rising is a multimedia art exhibit that raises awareness about the different dimensions of violence against women, and communicates the experiences, journeys and shifts in self-perception from victims to communicators about the phenomenon. The exhibition explores the theme of violence against women by engaging with story and experience, the psychology of abuse, survival and transformation, and the role of mass media and culture in furthering violence against women. Healthy definitions of masculinity and femininity also will be depicted along with spiritual and conceptual foundations for understanding the phenomenon.
Paintings by Michael Hubbard
January 1 - 31, 2014
Opening reception at Lubbock's
First Friday Art Walk
January 3, 6-9pm
1106 5th Street