Join us at 5pm for a reception, artist lecture, music and more. The artist talk by visiting artist Zoë Buckman, with an introduction by Chief Curator Alice Gray Stites, will begin at 6pm. After the lecture, dance the night away with Planet Venus spinning in the main ballroom. Metropole will be joining the party with light bites and a speciality cocktail. Free and open to the public. Cash bar available for 21+.
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About the exhibition
Gleaming acrylic fingernails glued into reptilian forms that emerge from the wall; barnacles and ceramic teeth encrusted in life-size human figures in decay; female anatomy rendered in neon light and boxing gloves; cement seeping through lace and paint; haunting words about the present overlaid on imagery of the past: surface tension abounds in this exploration of contemporary feminist art. Investigating identity, consumer culture, ecology, history, mythology, and power, the art featured in The Future is Female illuminates both the consequences and the persistence of the struggle for equality. Read more…