VISIBILITIES: Intrepid Women of Artpace

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For Artpace’s 25th anniversary year, Artpace has committed to focusing all non-residency exhibition programming to female artists in 2020. With this in mind, we will begin our 25th year with the exhibition “Visibilities: Intrepid Women of Artpace.” Join us for the opening reception for “Visibilities: Intrepid Women of Artpace” in the Hudson Showroom and Main Space Galleries.

The exhibition will feature work by more than fifteen artists. including: Laura Aguilar,Jenelle Esparza, Janet Flohr, Koo Jeong-aRegina, José Galindo,Mona Hatoum, Autumn Knight, Jennifer Ling Datchuk, Margaret Meehan, Katrina Moorhead, Wangechi Mutu, Lorraine O’Grady, Linda Pace, Joyce J. Scott, Wu Tsang, Kathy Vargas, and Martha Wilson.
 The exhibition is on view January 9th – April 26th, 2020

Bye Bye Blue opens June 4th at the Old Jail Art Center

Bye Bye Blue
tells multiple versions of an erased and reinvented past. Using the legend of Olive Oatman, a young girl whose family was massacred in 1851 as a starting point. Meehan’s translation focuses on Oatman’s infamous blue tattoo as a pattern reflecting ever-changing morals and cultural taboos on a scarred American landscape. Was she a captive slave of the Mojave tribe or a cherished member of her Native American community? Oatman’s past is unknown and malleable before her return to White society where becoming an instant celebrity she shared her story on the lecture circuit. As an adult she started over yet again marrying a wealthy banker, adopting a daughter and living in Sherman, Texas until her death in 1903. With sound, collage and sculpture Meehan examines the porous borderland between civilization and savagery where loss and longing intertwine.