SHE Opening Reception: Deconstructing Female Identity

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Sunday, March 13, 2016
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm


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Opening Reception: Sunday, March 13. 3-5 PM

On View: March 15 – June 25, 2016

Gallery Hours: Tues – Fri 12-5 PM / Sat 12-6 PM

SHE: Deconstructing Female Identity explores what it means to be a woman in contemporary America. In an age that so heavily emphasizes identity, women of all ages struggle with the trappings of being female and with their own self-perception. SHE explores the concept that femininity, and gender generally, is a grand performance piece — a constant play between societal “norms” and self-definition.

The 11 exhibiting artists work across media and engage with themes of the body, self-presentation, a woman’s “proper” space, gender roles, and feminine personas. Many of the works draw on accessories and accoutrement that are identified with traditional notions of femininity (handbags, bras, doilies, nail polish) transforming these items into vehicles for witty reflections on modern womanhood. SHE will debut several new works as well as commissions specifically for the exhibition.

PRESENTING ARTISTS:

NICOLE AWAI
(Brooklyn, NY)
VALERIE PIRIANO
(Brooklyn, NY)
LAUREL GARCIA COLVIN
(Chappaqua, NY)
MARI OGIHARA
(White Plains, NY)
NANCY DAVIDSON
(New York, NY)
KATHY RUTTENBERG
(New York, NY)
MARCY B. FREEDMAN
(Croton-on-Hudson, NY)
BARBARA SEGAL
(Yonkers, NY)
DEBBIE HAN
(New York, NY)
TRICIA WRIGHT
(Kingston, NY)
REBECCA MUSHTARE
(Oswego, NY)

RSVP to Logan Hanley:
LHanley@artswestchester.org or 914.428.4220 ext. 331.

Curated by: Kathleen Reckling



Event Location and Ticket Information

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ArtsWestchester
31 Mamaroneck Ave
White Plains, NY 10601
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Sunday, March 13, 2016
Times: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Ticket pricing:
Free event

Presenter: ArtsWestchester
Presenter Phone: 914.428.4220
Presenter Website: artswestchester.org/



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