She Is Here
"She Is Here"
Curated by Daricia Mia De Maar and Kristen Cahill
Aug 22, 2020 - Jan 31, 2021
"She Is Here" pays tribute to the essence, the ideas, and the labor of women. Her presence exists as mother, as ancestor, and as legacy. She is a vessel, a voyeur, a weaver, and a storyteller. She is a collector, builder, maker, painter, and producer. Her vision is keen. Her ability is limitless. She is the womb. She is the portal into this world. She nurses. She nurtures. She is solid ground. She is fertile soil.
Selected from the 2001 to 2020 Studio Artist Program residents, 20 multigenerational, multicultural, and multidisciplinary artists contributed daring, humorous, and pensive artwork. She Is Here defies existing norms for art institutions where recognition and inclusion of women is underwhelming. She Is Here celebrates women working with women, and women supporting women.Atlanta Contemporary Art Center is pleased to announce the artists participating in the Studio Artist Program Retrospective Group Show. With a roster of 20 multigenerational, multicultural and multidisciplinary female artists - She Is Here intentionally defies existing norms for art institutions where recognition and inclusion of women is underwhelming. She Is Here fosters women working with women, and women supporting women.
The Artists were selected from alumni and existing participants from the Studio Artist Program (2001-2020) in sync with the organizational shift from Nexus to Atlanta Contemporary Art Center. The artists and art selection unfolded organically. Common themes blossom and intertwine. Each artist plants her seed in the collective garden, where impressions of identity, femininity, home, motherhood, mothering, domesticity, spirituality, ritual, body image, aging and interconnectedness reappear and overlap.
Exhibiting Artists: Ann Rowles, In Kyung Chun, Kelly Taylor Mitchell, Sarah Emerson, Hannah Tarr, Jill Frank, Pam Longobardi, Teresa Bramlette Reeves, Cecilia K. Kane, Jaime Bull, Lilian Blades, Shara Hughes, Christina A. West, Jane Foley, MaDora Frey, Sheila Pree Bright, Dyana Thacker, Jenene Nagy, Nikita Gale, Sonya Yong James