During such a politically charged time for the United States, our current politicians and their platforms are being rightly criticized, and consequently greater visibility of the imbalance of power of gender and race has become a priority. A record number of women candidates, some 575, from all over the country have risen to the electoral ballot, running for both national and local government, in the hopes of ultimately facilitating necessary equal representation. In celebration of this, a recent group exhibition at the Robert Mann Gallery is showcasing an entirely female cast of artists who have produced work dedicated to these powerful women and their agendas.
In Her Hands is curated by famous fiber artists Orly Cogan and Julie Peppito, both of whom successfully constructed an exhibition that has empowered the female artists and the political champions who have inspired their creations. A powerful presentation of both agency and action, the focus of the exhibition makes for one of expressing necessary social change. Equal part a call to action and a superb demonstration of fiber art, In Her Hands comes as a timely reminder of the feminist ideal and the individual power that can be heard throughout the world.
Up through August 17, view the complete press release at Robert Mann Gallery
Title image: Laurel Garcia Colvin, Barbara, we have come a long way, but are there young woman to fill our shoes?, 2015. Courtesy of Robert Mann Gallery.