Plural Possibilities & The Female Body

Firelei Báez, The Right to Opacity, 2013. Photo: Courtesy of the artist and James Cohan, New York. Collection of Josef Vascovitz and Lisa Goodman

Plural Possibilities & The Female Body

Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA - To May 9

by Matthew Kangas

This show is part of the gallery’s involvement in the Feminist Art Coalition, a nationwide initiative that “seeks to generate cultural awareness about feminist thought, experience and action.” Curators Nina Bozicnik and Ann Poulson chose works by 20-plus artists from the permanent collection, supplemented by works on loan. Through painting, prints, photos and video, the artists “explore intersecting identities and interlocking forms of oppression.” Kiki Smith, Ana Mendieta and Chakaia Booker join photographers Catherine Opie and Graciela Iturbide, among others.

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