THE FIGURATIVE FEMININE OUT FRONT
Woman, far too extraordinary for simple description; both Revolutionary and Life Preserver, Intercessor and Moderator, Mystery and Perfect Disciple. As we claim her various interpretations and greatest accomplishments, she is challenged by daily realities and the influence she brings. We pay homage to both her inconsistencies and their stabilizing force during this transitional election period of our country. Working with the themes of gender, sexuality, and community, the artists: Carin Hebenstreit, Trinidad Mac-Auliffe, Marlena Hebenstreit Kottmyer, Suzanna Terrill and Cynthia Malora-Studevant present visual interpretations of their personal identity and how they view themselves when caught in the interconnective web of politics.
Curated by Ena M. Nearon for the Women’s Art Gallery, YWCA Greater Cincinnati, this work features the softness and strength of women.
Opening Reception: Friday, January 24, 2020 - 6 - 8 pm
YWCA Women's Art Gallery
898 Walnut Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Closing: Friday, February 28, 2020
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A collaborative exhibit held in conjunction with the Kennedy Heights Arts Center’s “Revolutionary, Being American Today” group exhibition that examines what it means to be a citizen in the United States. Revolutionary seeks to unpack the definition of citizenship, and specifically how this definition changes depending on a person’t gender, race, sexuality or immigration status.
While all artists in Figurative Female and Revolutionary share individual narratives, the outcomes and effects are shown in the casting of the ballot and the impact that this will have on women’s identity and role in this country. The combination of their work creates a dialogue that offers the audience a chance to consider their own place in the context of gender and its influence in, and by society.