|Location||Panel Discussion Cate Center Kresge Auditorium 4:30-5:30 followed by Artist Reception Gaddy-Hamrick Weems Gallery 5:30-7|
|Date||Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 4:30pm - 5:30pm|
Panel Discussion 4:30- 5:30 pm Cate Center Kresge Auditorium followed by Artist Reception 5:30- 7 pm Gaddy-Hamrick Weems Gallery. All events are free and open to the public.
A panel discussion with exhibition artists: Jenny Eggleston, Kiki Farish, Holly Fischer, and Stacy Bloom Rexrode on feminism and art through their body of work. This is a self-curated and self-directed exhibition.
With every line, stroke, pull or pinch, the artists of Flora [Fem] Fauna question commonly held cultural preconceptions of gender roles and address gender equity. Each presents iconic, sacred forms that upon closer scrutiny tempt the viewer into an awareness of false perceptions. The common aim of their work is to celebrate female sexuality through knowledge and body positivity of female anatomy as a form of empowerment. Using a varied visual vocabulary, they use nature as a metaphor for gender fluidity, adhering to a feminist agenda and creating a space for intersectional dialogue and response.
This body of work demonstrates the development of a feminine collective consciousness with a singular goal, the determination to overcome destructive patterns of our society by raising awareness and starting conversations through art activism.