September 12, 2020 - November 7, 2020
Curated by Etty Yaniv and Christina Massey
Artists: Tirtzah Bassel, Aisha Tandiwe Bell, Ashley Norwood Cooper, Maria de Los Angeles, Nancy Elsamanoudi, Fay Ku, Sharon Madanes, Lacey McKinney, Joiri Minaya, Rose Nestler, Simonette Quamina, Diana Schmertz, Alisa Sikelianos-Carter, Manju Shandler, Melissa Stern
Virtual Artist Talks
The pandemic has shattered the status-quo. What was considered “normal” life has now been ruptured, changing economic conditions, family roles, and emphasizing inequities in the socio-political systems. The passage of the 19th Amendment guaranteeing and protecting women’s constitutional voting rights celebrates its 100th Anniversary this year. The all women group show “Domestic Brutes” is titled after a quote from the mother of Feminism, Mary Wollstonecraft, who referred to women’s role in 18th century English society as the link between man and animal. Featuring sculpture, installations and paintings by contemporary women artists from the greater New York City region, Domestic Brutes examines questions of identity, beauty, body, women’s social roles and careers, engaging the visitor with diverse approaches of what feminism means in American society today.