Duality of Feminine and Feminist
Gallery 66 NY invited artists nationwide to respond with artworks about what the Duality of Feminine and Feminist means. Endless news cycles emphasize the fragmentary nature of our present society and divided nation. Terrill was pleased to be one of the selected artists in this exhibition.
With this in mind, we asked our artists a number of questions to ponder. How do women deal with how their gender is portrayed in this heavily charged political atmosphere? Should women and society at large be concerned with the manner in which a woman is portrayed as strong/weak, beautiful/ugly, feminine/feminist? Why are women’s rights under attack? and Is the current political atmosphere an attempt to return to the stereotypical view of women as submissive and passive?
Artist voices in response juried into this exhibit come from across our nation. Artworks were chosen in a thoughtful and respectful process by Artist/Curator Karen Gutfreund, who has a long track record for creating, curating and jurying exhibits on themes of art as activism. In fact, Gutfruend had just finished mounting her 25th major national group exhibition when she agreed to jury our exhibition. Her co-owned company Gutfreund Cornett Art is a curatorial program that specializes in creating exhibitions in venues around the U.S. She is a member of ArtTable, curator for unitewomen.org and the Northern California rep for (The feminist art project).
Artworks in the Duality of Feminine and Feminist exhibit are varied with works on paper, glass, collage, porcelain, photography, painting, fabric, assemblage, appropriated imagery and mixed media, with messages just as varied.
Exhibits will be on view March 3, 2017 through April 2, 2017, with an opening reception on
Friday, March 3 from 6-9 pm. The gallery’s regular hours are Friday through Sunday, 12-5 pm.
Gallery 66 is located at 66 Main St., Cold Spring, NY. For more information call 845-809-5838.