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Flora, Fauna & Entrails
4/4/2017



I'm excited to announce the inaugural exhibit of my Fiber Forms collection and work here in our new home state of Louisiana. The family and I will be attending the opening this weekend so if you're in the New Orleans area please stop by, take a gander at all the fiber art and say hello!
 
Fabric and thread are inextricably bound to our everyday lives. Flora, Fauna, and Entrails brings together artists using fibers in their practice to explore the beauty and fragility of the nature around them. Flora, Fauna, and Entrails is Antenna’s fourth exhibition exploring the work of artists that expand on the potential of fiber in contemporary art practices while still being steeped in craft traditions.
 
Antenna presents:
Flora, Fauna, and Entrails
3718 St. Claude St, New Orleans
On view: April 8 – May 7, 2017
Opening Reception: Saturday April 8, 6-10pm
Daily hours: Tuesday through Sunday 12-5 
 
Featuring fiber artists Linda Beach, Raina Benoit, Raluca Iancu, Gina Phillips, and Suzanna Scott.

UPDATE // A few images from the opening night. Also, several more pictures of the exhibition posted here.








Lee mis laVios
3/27/2017


A grouping of twenty Coin Cunts is in Mexico City for their international debut in the exhibition lee mis laVios. This clever show title is a play on words meaning 'read my lips' with the capital letter 'V' symbolizing the vulva/vagina.

 
The exhibition, lee mis laVios, chooses to undress the vagina from its prejudices, fetishes and desires, aiming for the acceptance of its sexual naturalization.
 
Throughout traditional art history the vagina has been systematically excluded, its representations either fade under a translucent veil or are replaced by a sexless pubis. This absence of detail has transformed it into an obscene and indiscreet symbol.
 
The gesture of symbolizing the vagina becomes an excuse to avoid it. Masculine gaze has constructed a specific imagery around it, based on simultaneous desire-censorship and summing it up through fertility symbols, objects of desire or immoral impurities. Its materialization is either morbid or symbolic. Indeed, vaginas have lost their right to (re)present themselves.
 
Lee mis laVios unveils the vagina from its prejudices in order to confront it as it is. By analyzing its allegorical connections we deconstruct the structure that surrounds it.
 
Read my lips: a vagina is more than anything, a vagina. It does not require any validation by dignifying it through symbols. The vagina exists as it is, dignified and worthy of its being. Now it's time to make this evident. 
 
 
Participating artists include Jamie Martinez, Maisie Cousins, Suzanna Scott, Rosa Borras, Sara Lorusso and Los Ninxs.

Playing With Scissors
3/7/2017



Thought I'd share a few images of my Bound Scissors out in the wild. Playing with scissors is a safe activity as long as they're bound and stitched up tight! I'm pleased that this interactive piece has now been exhibited in three venues, a year ago in Touch: Interactive Craft, this past January in Material As Medium, and this weekend as part of Play, an all media exhibition at the SAA Collective in Springfield, Illinois. 

The exhibition Play was juried by by Bob Sill, a curator of art at Illinois State Museum. Play is the spontaneous, unstructured time found to foster creativity and problem-solving skills. As we grow up we tend to trivialize play and relegate it to childhood, but it’s an important element of life at any age. The exhibit features work not only about play in the traditional sense, but also the idea of being in the moment, of inspiring wonder, of invoking your natural curiosity. The viewers are encouraged to interact and play with many of the pieces on exhibit.

PLAY: All Media Exhibition
SAA Collective / H.D. Smith Gallery / Springfield, IL

March 10 - 31, 2017 
Opening reception March 11 / 5:30 - 7:30 pm
 
Participating artists are Bruce Alves, Lex Archibald, Piety Choi, Betsy Dollar, Lauren Feret, Cathy Ganschinietz, John Hayes, Tessa Martinez, Corrin Smithson McWhirter, Beth Rodgers and Suzanna Scott.


Image by Adele Stuckey


Image by Leslie Mounaime


Image by Katie Riggs


Image by Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts


Image by Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts


Image by SAA Collective


Image by Emma Wilson

A big thanks to all of you who've shared your arrangements of Bound Scissors via social media. #boundscissorproject

Duality Of Feminine
3/3/2017



My collection of red (and a few purple) Coin Cunts will be on view during the month of March at Gallery 66 NY in Cold Spring, New York. The exhibition, Duality of Feminine and Feminist, was juried by artist/curator Karen Gutfreund. These are some of the questions the artists were asked to ponder:
 
Endless news cycles emphasize the fragmentary nature of our present society and a divided nations’ opposition to a single logic or subject. With this in mind, how do women balance the duality of feminine and feminist? Should we be concerned with the manner in which a woman is portrayed as strong and/or feminine? In recent cultural movements, the ramifications of mixed gender attributes seemed to be growing in popularity yet with the recent elections and threats to women’s rights in particular, are we going backwards. This ability to carry the strengths of both genders is empowering but are we now dealing with a backlash? Is the current political atmosphere an attempt to return to the stereotypical view of women as submissive and passive?
 
Duality of Feminine and Feminist
Gallery 66 NY / Cold Spring, NY
March 3rd – April 2nd
Opening reception, March 3rd 6-9 pm
 
Artworks in the Duality of Feminine and Feminist exhibit are varied with works on paper, glass, collage, porcelain, photography, painting, fabric, assemblage, appropriated imagery and mixed media, with messages just as varied.  The artists participating in this exhibit are from across the nation and include works by Torey Akers, Audrey Bernstein, Sarah Eagen, Sally Edelstein, Leslie Fandrich, Morgan Ford Willingham, Colleen Gahrmann, Lucy Julia Hale, Amy Hughes, Marie-Laure Ilie, Blond Jenny, Joan Lesikin, Lisa Levart, Sally Ann McKinsey Sisk, Jillian Nalty, Landon Newton, Antonella Piemontese, Jessica Putnam-Phillips, Suzanna Scott, Samantha Senack, Rosalind Shaffer, Allegra Shunk, Susan Singer, Dafna Steinberg, Gail Stouffer, Terrill Warrenburg, Jennifer Weigel, Galelyn Williams and Meghan Willis.

Wage On!
1/30/2017

WAGE ON! Women, Art, and Money will be the featured national exhibition of the 2017 Women’s Caucus for Art national conference in New York City. Hosted at Ceres Gallery, the exhibition offers a timely opportunity to address the impact of a changing political and economic landscape on women and art through the lens of twenty artists selected by juror Helga Christoffersen, an assistant curator at the New Museum. As she remarked: 
 
I looked to works that took on issues of woman’s work, rights, and identity today, in ways that speak to fundamental underlying issues in our society that affect us all. This exhibition is an important initiative and an example of a way to bring together a broad range of voices, opinions, and practices under a united and urgent cause.
 
My grouping of fourteen 'Coin Cunts' was selected to be included in the exhibition which runs through February 25th.

 

WCA will host public Artists Reception on Thursday, February 16 from 6-8 pm. A full-color catalogue will accompany the exhibition and is available for purchase here.
 
 

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About the Women's Caucus For Art: Founded in 1972, the Women's Caucus For Art is the leading national organization for women engaged in the visual arts professions, an affiliated society of the College Art Association, a founding partner of The Feminist Art Project and a United Nations NGO. The mission of the Women's Caucus for Art is to create community through art, education, and social activism.

New Prints
1/24/2017



In light of recent political events here in the United States my series of Coin Cunts has continued to gain interest and raise awareness of women's issues on many different fronts. Women around the world are fighting back and speaking out in multitudes to challenge the rise of misogynist, racist, and ignorant rhetoric that is dominating the cycle of our lives. I continue to seek out used kisslock coin purses with colorful and/or interesting interiors to grow the collection--it currently numbers over 100 pieces!
 

 
Since the first print has sold out--I've picked two new Coin Cunt images to make available as limited edition prints. The proceeds from these prints will continue to fund the growth of this project and its exhibition. You can purchase the new prints here.

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