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WOMEN (UN)SILENCED at Black Wall Street Gallery in Greenwood – Curated by Emily McEwan-Upright – Gallery 1202 – limited “drop-in” capacity
December 27 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
This show seeks to challenge our audience to adjust and question their perspective on issues such as mental health, misogyny, racism, culture and gender by using the female figure as a tool in their respective medium. Depicted in a variety of mediums including photography, painting, digital illustration and textiles, the artists place female subjects into alternative narratives forcing the audience to reimagine these women through a different lens, which empowers both the subject and the artist.
Atlanta-based portrait photographer Tokie Rome-Taylor uses Creolization, portraiture and material culture to create an alternative narrative for southern women in a time when they had no rights or control over their bodies or lives. Samantha Viotty is a Washington D.C. based digital illustrator who focuses on identity and social issues in her work. Charica Daugherty, who is our inaugural artist-in-residence, is an oil painter who has recently begun a series of works exploring historical and biblical women figures. In this series, she relies on primary documents to visualize her characters and, in many cases, their bi-racial ethnicity. This show also features works by Abi Salami, Patricia Montgomery, and Aimée Everett. We’ll provide their bios in a later post. We want to thank Emily for curating such an incredible show. We love it and we hope you do too! All works of art are for sale!