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Michele Pred and Equal Pay

Showing at 21c Chicago On display from May 2022 - May 2022
About the Exhibition

Michele Pred and The Art of Equal Pay is a multi-media installation inspired by her ongoing collaborative project, The Art of Equal Pay. The exhibition features Pred’s Wage Gaps flag alongside The Art of Equal Pay pink dollar bill; Equal Pay Grill, a photographic collaboration with Autumn Breon; and the Vote Feminist Parade film. These works are created within Pred’s practice that shines light on historic and present-day inequities while demanding specific and concrete action. Pred writes, “I created this piece, Wage Gaps, to highlight the connection between the ongoing wage disparities in our country and the political and economic mechanisms that support them. Economic power both drives and reflects political and personal power in our world and change requires we keep those realities in mind. Our country has contained these inequities since its founding and, while positive change has occurred, the pace of that change has been glacial and unacceptable.”

Michele Pred is a Swedish American artist and activist whose practice includes sculpture, assemblage, and performance. Her work uncovers the cultural and political meaning behind everyday objects, with a concentration on feminist themes such as equal pay, reproductive rights, and personal security. In 2020 Pred founded the initiative The Art of Equal Pay, the project confronts the racial and gender pay gaps for womxn artists. She is represented by the Nancy Hoffman Gallery in New York. Her artwork has been written about by The New York Times, The Art Newspaper, ARTnews Magazine, The International Herald Tribune, Artnet News, Ms.Magazine.com, The Los Angeles Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, and Playboy.

This exhibit is located in Gallery 3 and runs till May 31st.

Photo caption: Wage Gaps, 2019
© Michele Pred / Courtesy of the artist and Nancy Hoffman Gallery

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