The Struggle to Connect: A Call and Response Conversation on Race and Gender by Women Artists (curated by Vanessa Johnson)


“No Matter What I Say” by Laura Thorne

Open for the first time TODAY from 12pm to 4pm
After you dig, come to ArtRage to see this exhibition on race and gender by 13 female artists!

Participating artists: Kimberly Archer, Kathye Arrington, Ellen M. Blalock, Jacquelyn Maye Johnson, Vanessa Johnson, Robin Kasowitz, Lauren Miller, Susan W. Murphy, Sarah Pirtle, Mary Stanley, Carolinetauxe, Laura Thorne and Megan White

This exhibit was developed from conversations between exhibit curator Vanessa Johnson and the late Marie Summerwood, local activist and ArtRage volunteer. While all women are oppressed as women, there has been a difficult “history” between women of color and white women in the feminist movement. From the women’s suffrage movement to modern voting patterns, there is a continuing divide based on an intersectionality of race, gender, and class.

The struggle to connect is an invitational group exhibition featuring a racially diverse group of female artists from CNY and beyond. The exhibit confronts the differences between white feminism and feminist issues of women of color and explores the differences in experiences and perspectives.

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ArtRage – Norton Putter Gallery
505 Hawley Avenue, Syracuse, NY
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