Group Show: Plural Possibilities and the Female Body at the Henry Art Gallery

Dancer onstage, NYC is included in the Winter 2021 exhibition Plural Possibilities and the Female Body at the Henry Art Gallery at the University of Washington in Seattle, organized by Nina Bozicnik, Curator, and Ann Poulson, Associate Curator of Collections.

From the museum’s website :
This exhibition explores the gendered construction and deconstruction of the female body and its representation. Across painting, photography, and sculpture and a range of artistic strategies from abstraction to documentary, the exhibition aims to create a counterpoint to persistent myths and essentializing projections about femininity and gender norms. The artworks on view take up questions of power and self-possession in relation to pleasure, desire, and acts of looking, as well as challenge traditional conceptions of beauty and a fixed gender binary.
Plural Possibilities & the Female Body features works by over twenty artists from the Henry’s collection alongside select loans from Seattle collections. It is presented as part of the Henry’s participation in the Feminist Art Coalition, a nation-wide initiative that seeks to generate cultural awareness about feminist thought, experience, and action. The exhibition locates the feminist pursuits of bodily autonomy and self-determination in solidarity with racial and sexual difference and encourages us to consider the possibilities of the individual and collective female body when freed from bounded limitations.

Artists include: Hannah Wilke, Kiki Smith, Laura Letinsky, Lisa Kereszi, Susan Meiselas, Ana Mendieta, Zanele Muholi, Catherine Opie, Mickalene Thomas, Lisa Yuskavage and more.

Henry Art Gallery
University of Washington
15th Avenue NE + NE 41st Street
Seattle, WA 98195
On view: Winter 2021

Posted on 30 January 2021