Curated by Casey Taylor & Elizabeth Ibarra, GATHER highlights women, femme identifying, and non-binary artists in the Hudson Valley & Catskills. This exhibition runs from March 2nd - 23rd, during International Women's Month.
March 2nd 6-9 PM
March 9th 3-6PM
March 23rd 6-8 PM
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Kara Smith • Barbara Dorfman • Becca Van K • Natasha Wagner • Megan King • Veronika Golova • Emily Ritz • Katy Itter • Anny Lutwak • Kristeen Anderson • Kat Howard • Thea McRae • Grace Moore • Christin Ripley • Jessica Chappe • Alyssa Oliver • Jules Roberts • Sarah Bradicich • Anna Victoria • Naira Luke-Aleman • Kimberly Ruth • Paige O'Toole • Meg Beaudoin • Allison Valiquette • Maeve McCool • Ciarra Fragale •
Asia Sosnowski • Veronika Golova • Thea McRae
For womxn, art was discovered by way of domestic craft, as they would gather to create practical items. The practice became ritualistic, and fostered a sacred time for them to commune. These craft mediums evolved from necessity, but creativity helped them develop meaning and value beyond practicality. Fine-art developed for aesthetic purposes, independent of serving a utilitarian function. Presently, craft and fine-art often share space, blurring the lines of their historically separate definition. The dialogue of creation by way of necessity remains important, as we now gather in spaces beyond the domestic to create and to share our experience as womxn and as makers. As far back as history can remember, the presence of womxn artists has been underrepresented, but nevertheless important; especially amidst the socio-political climate we currently find ourselves in.
This exhibition seeks to examine the fine line between necessity and aesthetics within art for womxn. Is the artist’s choice of medium reactive to external socio-political culture, personal experience, or both? How do personal and collective identities inform that choice, and ultimately, the art itself?
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