Who are you, really? A collection of cells? A narrative in a shared history? A body in a sea of seven billion?
What makes you you? How do you physically interact with the world—and vice versa?
In today's political and cultural climate, one largely driven by identity politics, many of us are looking for that answer. At times, the politics of who you are often supersede what you can do and how you physically move within the world. To explore this relationship between authentic self, presumed identity and the physical body, we've invited six emerging women and nonbinary artists to present work that embraces and/or challenges the intersections of the body and personal/political resistance.
Join us at Art + Vinyl on Dec. 7 from 7 to 9 PM for complimentary cider (thanks Argus Cidery!) and the opening reception of Through Friction, featuring pieces by Austin-based artists Arielle Austin, Elaine Alonzo, Macaulie Gabe, Lily Koufer, Madi Beavers and Sasha Fishman. The exhibition is free and open to the public and will be on display through Jan. 5.
— MEET THE ARTISTS —
~ Artist bios and statements available here: bossbabes.org/events/2017/12/7/through-friction-opening-reception
— RSVP —
This event is free and open to the public. RSVP for updates and pre-event info on all of our exhibiting artists: bossbabes.org/events/2017/12/7/through-friction-opening-reception
— MEET THE PRODUCERS, PARTNERS AND VENUE —
About #bossbabesATX, the producer: Through our programming, we hope to foster community, conversation and commerce around women in creative industry and the arts and women-owned businesses. Our productions center on personal and professional development, activism, the arts, entrepreneurialism, and community infrastructure. We believe intersectionality, informed decision-making, sharing professional resources and actively advocating for women's rights and the rights of marginalized peoples are inherently valuable and beneficial. Learn more about our programming and mission at bossbabes.org/why. *Our events prioritize the voices of self-identifying women and non-binary folks. We are not gender-discriminant; all are welcome to attend.
About Mindzai Creative ATX's Art + Vinyl Gallery, the venue: For this exhibition, #bossbabesATX has partnered with MINDZAI CREATIVE, a design studio, print shop, and art gallery with studios in Atlanta, GA and Austin, Texas. MINDZAI CREATIVE was built on originality, creativity and a passion for visual arts. By focusing on core design values that are classically timeless and a variety of print solutions, MINDZAI has positioned itself to be a reliable source for all their clients design and print needs. They will be hosting Through Friction at their Art & Vinyl Retail Store + Art Gallery.