Artists left to right: Duygu Aytac, Rosemary Meza-DesPlas, Tessa Martinez
The history of feminist art starting in the 1970’s up until now has been filled with controversy, turbulence, progress and backlashes against women, women’s art, and its place in art history. From today’s perspective the feminism of the 1970’s is often viewed as utopian, sometimes naïve and even exclusionary. The 1980’s brought a backlash against feminism and feminist art that can be felt even today. Feminist art cannot be easily categorized by male-dominated establishment and as such it is often ignored. A question emerges: What is feminist art? And more accurately what is feminist art today?
Boriana Kantcheva and Micah Eglinton-Woods
Friday, November 17, 2017; 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
November 17-December 16, 2017
Nave Gallery Annex, 53 Chester St, Somerville, MA
Thursday & Friday, 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
Saturday: 2:00 pm-6:00 pm
Closed Thanksgiving weekend: 11/23; 11/24; 11/25
Melissa Scheid Frantz
Barbara Glee Lucas
Duygu Aytac Mullin
ABOUT THE CURATORS:
Boriana Kantcheva, originally from Bulgaria, has lived and worked in the Boston area for over 17 years. She has received a BFA from Massachusetts College of Art and an MFA from School of the Museum of Fine Arts and Tufts University joint degree Program. She has worked as an assistant teacher at the Carpenter Center for Visual and Environmental Studies in Cambridge where she has received several Harvard University Certificate of Distinction in teaching awards. She currently works as a gallery coordinator for Chandler Gallery at Maud Morgan Arts Center in Cambridge. Boriana is a member of Bromfield Gallery.
Micah Eglinton-Woods is a designer and aspiring curator. Micah graduated from Montserrat College of Art in 2007 with degrees in Illustration and Art History. Her curatorial practice focuses on socially engaged art. She sees the arts as a vehicle for positive change through the amplification of marginalized voices.