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Curatorial Project: Loud Silence: Expressions of Activism

  • Sordoni Art Gallery 141 S. Main St Wilkes Barre, PA 18702 USA (map)

Description: Curated from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, Linda Lee Alter Collection, the Leslie Lohman Foundation, Lehigh University, and numerous artists, this exhibition explores artists who use the human figure or body as a means for expression. The works featured demonstrate the unique perils of living while a woman, while a person of color, while indigenous, while LGBTQIA+, and while an immigrant.

Artists featured: Ana Mendieta, Alison Saar, Lien Truong, Judy Chicago, Hung Liu, Diane Edison, Liza Lou, Nancy Spero, Kara Walker, Julie Heffernan, Elizabeth Catlett, Betye Saar, Lesley Dill, Dona Lief, Jessie Oonark, Faith Ringgold, Kiki Smith, Zoe Strauss, Jenny Holzer, Cannupa Hanska Luger, Sobia Ahmad, Nicholas Galanin, Sara Rahbar, Lorna Simpson, Helen Zughaib, Dyke Action Machine!, Rachel Farmer, Linda Stein, Ellen Shumsky, Annie Sprinkle, Alex Donis, Miller and Shellabarger, Theodore Newman, Harvey Milk, Rashid Johnson, Juan Logan, Martha Posner, Kiana Honarmand, Jessica Posner

Programming Schedule:
October 24- Curator’s Tour/Reception
October 30- Art In Context Lecture: "Inspired to Act: Why Young Women Combat Sexism" by Jennifer Thomas, PhD
November 7- Art In Context Lecture: "Out of Silence: Activism and Empathy in the Art of Elizabeth Catlett, Melanie Herzog, PhD
November 14- Screening: Human Flow by Ai Wei Wei
December 1- A Day With[Out] art

(Featured Image: Things are Looking Native, Native is Looking Whiter by Nicholas Galanin)