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HARD: Subversive Representation

  • UMass Boston: University Hall Room 1220 University Drive North Boston, MA, 02125 United States (map)

Artists include: Berenice Abbott, Joan E. Biren, Ianna Book, Furen Dai & Bihua Zhan, Diana Davies, Samantha Fields, Ariel Basson Freiberg, Janet Loren Hill, Zanele Muholi, Christie Neptune, Rachel Rampleman, Betty Tompkins, Anabel Vázquez Rodríguez, Del LaGrace Volcano, and Summer Wheat.

HARD is a group exhibition that brings together artworks from self-identified female artists who take different approaches to representing female subjects, often through subversive frameworks. With artworks spanning 1923–2018, it argues that Contemporary, Post-Modernist, Modernist, and Feminist artistic approaches have and continue to expand the dynamism of the feminine image, pushing beyond stereotypical, reductive, and unrealistic visions of women.

This exhibition contextualizes artists from Boston within a cast of national and international artists of the past and present. Artworks focus on gender politics, identity, and intersectional feminism through figurative and abstract representations. Complex and compelling images and sculptures present depictions of transgender, cisgender, and non-gender normative female subjects to expand upon our view of the female experience. The public reception will take place on February 15th, 2018 from 6-8pm. Light refreshments will be served.

Event is free and open to the public.

Earlier Event: February 15
The Clinic @ BAGLY | Thursday drop-in hours
Later Event: February 18
Namas'gay LGBTQ+ Yoga