"Female Icons & Identity"
February 6th – March 27th, 2015
Female Icons & Identity is a group exhibition featuring local, regional, and national female artists whose work thematically deals with feminine identity. Identity as women, masculine/feminine duality, iconic female identity and disparities between real and fantasized ideals, shared identities of women within differing societies, and maternal ancestry.
Artists included in Female Icons & Identity are:
Kira Nam Greene, New York City, New York
Rae Goodwin, Lexington, Kentucky
Ming Ying Hong, St. Louis, Missouri
Hallie Jones, Louisville, Kentucky
Sarah Lyon, Louisville, Kentucky
Leslie Lyons, Louisville, Kentucky/New York City, New York
Monica Mahoney, Louisville, Kentucky
Colleen Toutant Merrill, Lexington, Kentucky
Cynthia Norton, Louisville, Kentucky
Letitia Quesenberry, Louisville, Kentucky
Melissa Shelton, Lexington, Kentucky
Please click on the names above to find out more about each artist and their work.
In celebration of International Women's Day (March 8th), gbg has been working in conjunction with attorney and persona extraordinaire Holly Houston planning events to raise awareness and support for the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). Thanks to the hard work of the Louisville Coalition for CEDAW, Louisville has become only the second city in the United States (after San Francisco) to have passed a resolution based upon CEDAW principles (to find out more, please click "You just made history!"). Stay tuned!