Now on view at Good Mother Gallery in Los Angeles - Monstra a group ehxibition reclaiming the Montrous Femme - Curated by Dr. Margarita Lila Rosa
In this group exhibition, women of color artists reclaim the ‘monstra’ through mythology, allegory, and feminist theory to get at the kinds of liberation possible by embracing monstrosity. The monstrous is often defined by depictions of people of color engaged in ritual and experiencing freedoms. Presented in October, this exhibition is a reclamation of the monstrous femme and her freedoms. In cultures around the world, monstrosity is a central component of rituals and a spiritual ecosystem that includes humans, deities, and other entities. Engaging in Black and Caribbean beliefs systems such as Zombies in Haiti and La Ciguapa in the Dominican Republic, as well as a critique of Black women’s depiction in comics and cartoon, and a reclamation of the Biblical figure of Lilith, this exhibition channels the ‘monstra’ as a reflection of femme desire, agency, and power.
Natalia Arbelaez • Angelito Collective • Caroline Douville • Bianca Fields • Maya Fuji • Thalía Gochez
Lizette Hernández • Sydnie Jimenez • Haylie Jimenez • Bibs Moreno • Tura Oliveira
Check out installation photos as well as images from the opening reception below.
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