Nasty Woman showcases the work of 36 female artists from across the nation celebrating the female voice in art.
The show explores topics dealing with the woman’s perspective, from reflection on historic female figures to contemporary issues surrounding the female body, the political climate, and varied iterations of the experience of being a 21st century woman.
In March 2017 in conjunction with women’s history month Margo Duvall, Assistant Professor of Photography at Henderson State University curated the exhibition. The title of the show, Nasty Woman, stems from recent events plastered throughout the media. While it was first mentioned in a derogatory context, it has become a uniting force among women across the globe. For many, it represents strength, unity, and the ability to use one’s voice to be heard. The participating artists interpret their reactions through a dynamic use of photography, printmaking, painting, sculpture, and video pieces.
The 36 artists included in the show are:
Zina Al-Shukri, Heather Beckwith, Darcie Beeman-Black, Megan Berner, Cynthia Buob, Beverly Buys, Susan Chambers, Melissa Cowper-Smith, Norwood Creech, Nancy Dunaway, Margo Duvall, Melissa Gill, Mia Hall, Louise Halsey, Diane Harper, Tammy Harrington, Heidi Hogden, Robyn Horn Erin, House, Jeanie Hursley, Catherine Kim, Kimberly Kwee, Joli Livaudais,
Angie Macri, Hannah May, Rosemary Meza-DesPlas, Catherine Siri Nugent Laura, Raborn, Emily Rogers, Dina Ropele Santos, Dominique Simmons, Kasten Searles, Katherine Strause, Brittany Wilder, Kat Wilson, Miranda Young-Rice
Come out to the air-conditioned Fine Arts Building at UA Little Rock this summer to see the exhibit. Join us on Friday August 18 between 5-7 pm for a closing reception which will include discussions of the work, and a chance to talk with the curator and participating artists.
9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Friday
Closed University Holidays and Weekends.
Gallery admission is free.