Molly Vaughan, Project 42: Brandy Martell, 400 block of 13th Street near Franklin Street, Oakland, CA, 2016. Collection of the Henry Art Gallery, UW. Photo: Jonathan Vanderweit
Molly Vaughan: Project 42
Producing intriguing and visually arresting works, Seattle artist Molly Vaughan has been honored with the Betty Bowen Award and an exhibition at Seattle Art Museum. BIMA showcases a midway point in the artist’s search to document and honor 42 murdered transgender and gender non-conforming Americans, with 42 representing the life expectancy of trans people. Seeing 21 elaborate gowns and garments, visitors are jolted into awareness of grief embodied with assertive presence.