The First Friday event will feature the rescheduled reception for Winged Woman: The Art of Arlene Love and Contemporary Parallels, which includes artists: Arlene Love, Shaina Craft, Phyllis Gorsen, Makeba “KEEBS” Rainey, Maria Möller, Lauren Rinaldi.
Winged Woman revolves around the artwork of Arlene Love, a pioneering feminist artist whose career spans several decades. Throughout the stages of her career, Love has worked with a wide variety of media, including sculpture, drawing, photography, and public art. Thematically, she was often engaged with the nature of the human condition, and as her own role as a woman in society. Her life and work serve as a precedent for young artists and activists today. This exhibition pairs her work with the work of a new generation of women artists, currently working within the same media and thematic range as Love. The exhibition seeks to view Love’s work in a contemporary context, and examine the parallels of the political climate of the 1970’s and 2018.