#MeToo: Our Voices, Our Selves
This exhibit is on hold until further notice.
“#MeToo: Our Voices, Our Selves” has been a year in the making. Curator Nancy Moore invited over 50 fabulous female artists working in a wide variety of media to participate. She’d been thinking about both the incremental diminishment of women’s rights and the growing strength of women’s voices and power. She was also pondering the role of women artists in this climate of uncertainty, fear, and hope, wondering how she and her sister artists could make a difference in this corner of the world by expressing themselves on the subject of MeToo. Moore sent out her invitations with no knowledge of whether these women had experienced an abuse of power based on gender. She quickly discovered that with one exception, each woman had a story (or many stories) to tell.
The exhibition includes not only an amazing array of artwork but also the very personal MeToo experiences of the artists. Their words will be on the walls next to the artwork, creating a kind of chorus of voices–some whispering, some shouting, all desiring to communicate. Every one of them is powerful and haunting in its own way, yet sharing a common theme of resilience and uplift. While the statements tie the show together, the artwork stands on its own and is not necessarily related to the theme. In fact, the electricity is created in the disconnect between the stories and the artwork: “Read what happened to me. Look at what I’m making. I’m here! And I’m choosing to make art.” The result is a must-see exhibition. When you enter the galleries, you’ll be greeted by spectacular artwork. And then, if you feel like going deeper, you’ll be engaged by a powerful narrative that might keep you wandering and reading.