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The Vavengers
4/30/2018



A pair of my Coin Cunt prints will be featured in The Exhibition this month in London. This is an event sponsored by The Vavengers (vagina avengers), a creative community who raises awareness through the arts to tackle and end the practice of FGM (female genital mutilation).



The Exhibition is an evening featuring a variety of artwork based around the female form/experience and several musical performances. The aim is to use art as a vehicle to inspire discussion and bring creatives together to raise awareness for important social issues. All proceeds of The Exhibition will go towards the building of a fistula ward in SOS Mother & Child Hospital in Mogadishu, Somalia where thousands of girls have been disregarded because of FGM inflicted injuries. A simple proceedure is needed to fix a fistula, yet millions of girls are being ostracised because of the lack of understanding and medical attention around the problem. The money raised will ensure girls are given the physical and emotional support required when suffering from a fistula.
 
The Exhibition
by The Vavengers
Unity Hall, 277A Upper Street, London
Saturday, May 5th, 2018 from 6-10 pm
Tickets available here

Fantastic Fibers
4/10/2018


It’s an honor to have an installation of my Fiber Fetishes on display at the Yeiser Art Center in Paducah, Kentucky as part Fantastic Fibers 2018. Opening this Friday, the show is an international juried exhibition that seeks to showcase a wide range of outstanding works related to the fiber medium. One of Yeiser Art Center’s most engaging, innovative & colorful international exhibits, Fantastic Fibers is an inspirational “must see” for fine artists, quilters and textile art enthusiasts across the globe.
 
This year’s juror, Arturo Alonzo Sandoval, is a fiber artist whose experimental techniques and expressive interpretations have earned  him  an  international reputation. Arturo is one of Kentucky’s most original, influential and significant artists. Because he creates an extensive collection of work his artwork is everywhere. His work is in the collections of the New York City Museum of Modern Art’s Architecture and Design Collection, as well as galleries and private collections throughout the United States and the world.

The show began in 1987 as a wearable art show but has evolved over the years to include a compelling mix of traditional and non-traditional works created from natural or synthetic fibers, and work that addresses the subject or medium of fiber. The Fantastic Fibers exhibit is an American Quilter’s Society sanctioned event and selected works will be seen by thousands of viewers. Paducah becomes a Mecca for quilters and quilt enthusiasts each April as more than 30,000 visitors from across the globe attend AQS QuiltWeek. This year’s AQS QuiltWeek dates are April 18 – 21, 2018.
Fantastic Fibers
Yeiser Art Center
200 Broadway St, Paducah, KY
April 14 - June 9, 2018
Opening Reception: Apr 14th, 5-7 pm
 
Selected Artists 2018: Jackie Abrams, Dobree Adams, Philis Alvic, Eva Camacho, Marah Carpenter, Gray Caskey, Oxana Dallas, Jan Durham, Caryl Bryer, Jayne Gaskins, Caryl Gaubatz, Paula Giovanini-Morris, Sue Hale, Faith Humphry Hill, Ja Young Hwang, Marguerite Kellam, Patricia Kennedy-Zafred, Mary Ellen Latino, Margaret Leininger, Niraja Lorenz, Margo Macdonald, Lawrence McKenney, Rebekah Miller, Patricia Mink, Chris Motley, Carey Netherton, Kathy Nida, Pat Pauly, Branka Radonic, Michael Rohde, Elizabeth Runyon, Tommye Scanlin, Beth Schnellenberger, Suzanna Scott, Jess Self, Ashley Smith, Tina Struthers, Jill Vendituoli, Beverly Walker, Wendy Weiss, Peggy Wiedemann

No Man's Land
2/26/2018


Here's another opportunity to view a collection of my Coin Cunt’s in No Man's Land opening this Friday at The Yard’s Collective in Rochester, NY.


Politits: Art Coalition is proud to announce our second annual exhibition focused on promoting artwork by those who have been historically under-represented throughout the arts, ‘No Man’s Land’. This year, we have accepted work from 40 international artists, focusing on pieces by female-identifying, POC, queer, trans and any other two-spirited folks, that celebrates diversity in practice and strength in vision. Curating a visually diverse, yet cohesive, show that offers much in the way of materiality and topic, we champion ourselves in offering space to artists from Rochester and beyond to exhibit their work without censorship. 
 
'No Man’s Land'
PolititsThe Yards Collective
50 Public Market Way, Rochester, NY
March 2 — March 21, 2018
Opening reception: March 2 @ 6-11 pm

The Bitters 2
2/19/2018


My wall installation, ’Thumbs Down’, is to be included in ‘The Bitters 2: We’re Fucked’ opening this weekend at Whitdel Arts in Detroit, Michigan. The exhibition will feature a cathartic array of work by over 30 artists from all over our stress-out country.
 
In times of cynicism, disgust and hopelessness, we look for outlets to express our frustrations, as well as our aspirations for action and change. We decided to take one of our favorite exhibitions and reboot it in this current time of disillusionment and subjective truth. "The Bitters 2: We’re Fucked" explores how we currently cope with lies, greed, conflict, inequality, and paranoia - with all the sarcasm, and overall disenchantment that made the first “The Bitters” exhibition so satisfying. 

While all ages are welcome, please know this exhibition might make you laugh, make you uncomfortable or even straight up make you angry. Not all work may be appropriate for young or sensitive viewers.
 


‘Thumbs Down’ is a not-so-subtle statement on our pussy-grabbing commander-in-chief who loves himself some good ratings and flashes a thumbs up wherever he goes. I cut the thumbs off of a variety of women’s leather gloves. By using gloves of various hues the thumbs represent the range of people who disapprove of the resentful, sexist, bigoted and hateful rhetoric by the president’s campaign and administration. Each ‘thumb’ has been placed on the wall with a T-pin, like a prized specimen of impotency. Stepping back we gaze on a diamond-shaped array of flaccid phalli. This visual display of bad ratings becomes a portal of united hope or at least it makes us chuckle and feel a little bit better for the moment.
 
The Bitters 2: “We’re Fucked”
Whitdel Arts / 1111 Bellevue St., Suite 110, Detroit, MI
Exhibition dates: February 23rd - April 14th, 2018 
Reception: February 23rd, 7-10pm

Recent Press
2/18/2018


Fun to make the 'A-list' in the Twin Cities! I’m honored to have my work in a dual exhibition, 'After: Birth', alongside Judy Chicago’s ‘Birth Project: Born Again’. The exhibitions run through March 16th at the Catherine G. Murphy Gallery in St. Paul, Minnesota.


And an interivew feature in the Philadelphia Weekly where I talk about my work, how the 'Coin Cunt's' came about and my personal ties to the city.


After: Birth
1/29/2018

Festooned, 2016 by Suzanna Scott
 
I’m excited to participate in After: Birth, an exhibition of feminist art curated by artist, Jess Larson. The exhibit is running concurrently with Judy Chicago’s Birth Project: Born Again at the Catherine G. Murphy Gallery in St. Paul, Minnesota and is co-sponsored by the Abigail Quigley McCarthy Center for Women.

Guided by the Goddess 55/75, 1985 by Judy Chicago / silkscreen, 30 x 40” / Courtesy: Through the Flower ©Judy Chicago

Judy Chicago's work radically shifted ideas, materials and processes in the feminist art created after The Dinner Party and the Birth Project, giving way to two generations of artists free to explore and challenge the constructs that define them as women and women artists. After: Birth specifically addresses contemporary responses to the concepts of motherhood, sexuality and the role of embroidery, clay, fibers and photography in third-and fourth-wave feminist art.


Solace by Amber Cobb / silicone and blanket
 

After: Birth
Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
2004 Randolph Avenue St. Paul, MN
February 3 – March 16, 2018 
Opening Reception: Saturday, February 3, 6 – 8 p.m.
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