Saturday, August 31
Upfor Gallery 929 N.W. Flanders St., Portland, OR 97209
Featured artists: April Bey, Bean Gilsdorf, Michelle Grabner, Faith Wilding (with subRosa), Wendy Red Star.
This group exhibition explores depictions of women and “domestic arts” by women, at the intersection of the intimate and the political. Ranging from portraits of recognizable public icons, to people unknown to the viewer, to abstraction, the works offer different perspectives on feminism, female archetypes and gender at current and past cultural moments. The artists, who vary widely in conceptual interest, medium, age, place and background, are united by their use of iconographies and materials that embed social critique, theory and direct action deep in their artworks.