The Guerrilla Girls are Coming to Denver!
Get ready Denver THE GUERRILLA GIRLS are coming to the University of Denver on February 24, 2014! Can this be more timely? Teeming with conversations about feminism and the arts, Colorado is ready for some action!
I don’t think we’ve hit this hard enough as the work by Shannon Corrigan at Emmanuel Gallery, MCA Denver’s hot series Feminism + CO co-curated by Elissa Auther, Redline Denver’s exhibition programming, “She Crossed the Line,” and the well-versed critic Leanne Goebel on AdobeAirstream are still coming up short with some people in the art world who just don’t seem to care that a whole bunch of men and women are not okay with the simple reductive binaries that tries and too often succedes in pitting men, women, lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, trans, any and all gender variants, colors and classes* against each other.
Please Guerrilla Girls will you set down roots here?
Sarah Gjertson, Director of the School of Art and Art History issued this personal invitation noting that this event is also “part of our programming related to the upcoming “The Female Gaze: Selfhood and Community” from the Linda Lee Alter Collection of Art by Women, two of the founding Guerrilla Girls will be paying us a visit, and we’d like to extend an invitation to you, your students and constituencies. The event is FREE.”
This is some of the best things that come out of university settings where strong artists like Sarah Gjertson mentor, teach, and direct alongside gallery programming that brings and pairs THE GUERRILLA GIRLS with work by some of my absolute favorite artists: Joan Brown, Elizabeth Catlett, Kiki Smith, Ann Agee, Diane Edison, Judy Chicago, Viola Frey, Alice Neel, Faith Ringgold, and Elizabeth Catlett.
That’s just a few of the who’s who on the list. Check out the entire Linda Lee Alter collection here at http://www.pafa.org/lindaleealtercollection/
The Female Gaze: Selfhood and Community from the Linda Lee Alter Collection of Art by Women exhibition at the Vicki Myhren Gallery from March 27 – May 4, 2014
Get prepared by reading this article written by critic Leanne Goebel- http://adobeairstream.com/art/is-gender-bias-in-denver-arts-in-transit-or-fixed/
*this post was interrupted and edited for being reductive and binary!