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  • Girlfriends of the Guerrilla Girls

    Girlfriends of the Guerrilla Girls

    Evolution of Agent Yu, a collaborative animation by Deborah Faye Lawrence and Rachel J. Siegel, will screen in Seattle as part of 

    Girlfriends of the Guerrilla Girls

    a group exhibition at

    CoCA (Center on Contemporary Art)
    Gallery located at 114 Third Ave S., Seattle, WA 98104
    www.cocaseattle.org

    Exhibition dates: August 1 - September 21, 2019
    Free Pioneer Square Artwalk Receptions:
    Thursday, August 1, 6-9PM & Thursday, September 5, 6-9PM

    Works by nine Pacific Northwest feminist artists, Ann Leda Shapiro,"Gilrfriends of the Guerilla Girls." This show of nine feminist artists from the PNW includes Ann Leda Shapiro, Sheila Klein, Alice Dubiel, Hanako O'Leary, Cecilia Concepción Alvarez, C. Davida Ingram, Dawn Cerny, E.T. Russian, and Deborah Faye Lawrence with collaborator Rachel J. Siegel. Alongside this amazing talent, we are elated to include posters of the internationally-acclaimed group of anonymous women that go by the moniker, Guerrilla Girls (yes, THOSE Guerrilla Girls). As per 'Lee Krasner' in a Q&A from their bookConfessions of the Guerrilla Girls, they wear gorilla masks in public to "join a long tradition of (mostly male) masked avengers like Robin Hood, Batman, The Lone Ranger, and Wonder Woman" to keep the conversation about the inequity of women vs men in museums and galleries at the forefront in place of their individual art or what lipstick they might not be wearing. 

    Artwork in the show ranges from images previously censored by the Whitney Museum of American Art, crocheted body-centered pieces, reproductive and seed installation, feminist content collage and video, clay in-your-face vaginal vessels, powerful mujeres/madre imagery, identity/gender exploration, invisibility/visibility watercolors, comics, and hot off the press new, as well as old — but sadly still timely — classic posters created by the Guerrilla Girls.

    Exhibition dates: August 1 - September 21, 2019
    Free Pioneer Square Artwalk Receptions:
    Thursday, August 1, 6-9PM & Thursday, September 5, 6-9PM
    Gallery located at 114 Third Ave S., Seattle, WA 98104
    www.cocaseattle.org
    View teaser on Vimeo