February 11, 2020 | I've admired A.I.R. Gallery for some time and I am thrilled to be part of a new group exhibition, which opens this Friday, February 14 and runs through March 15, 2020.
A.I.R. Gallery is the first all female artists cooperative gallery in the United States. It was founded in 1972 with the objective of providing a professional and permanent exhibition space for women artists.
Every year they commission womxn artists to submit postcard-sized works in their chosen medium, which will be sold to benefit A.I.R. Gallery programs.
This year's postcard show, Fe*Mail*Art, in response to the Mail Art movement of the 1970s, centers on the theme of personal and political messaging through the mailed art object. Pioneering correspondence artists such as Anna Banana, Cosey Fanni Tutti, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Pauline Smith, and Irene Dogmatic, found freedom from censorship in this network, using it to marshal and gather non-normative sub-cultures around identity, politics, and punk.
I created a new 6 x 4" collage for this occasion, the first in a new series of work entitled Made With American Cotton. I am feeling an ever stronger push to investigate my whiteness and my (half-)Americanness and where that places me within systems of oppression and exploitation as a beneficiary of those identities, irrespective of personal views.
And remember: it's about the community and sharing opportunities! I am so happy that fellow YouTooCanWoo artists Mia Berg and Nathalie Capannelli joined the call and will be exhibiting alongside me.
Opening Night: February 14, 6-8 PM Final Sale: March 15, 6 PM Location: A.I.R. Gallery, 155 Plymouth Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11201