Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Channeling My Inner Goddess
Portrait of Jennifer Weigel, in her Moon Goddess attire with Relic from The Goddess Within, photograph by Aunia Kahn.
Jennifer Weigel will have a new advocacy-based work themed around demystifying menstruation in Moon Goddess Exhibit with The Goddess Within, celebrating the Goddess that resides within each and every woman.
Please check out her work for the show by following these gallery links.
The Goddess Within
Moon Goddess Exhibit
curated by Aunia Kahn & Russell Moon
Modern Eden Gallery
403 Francisco St.
San Francisco, CA
Reception: Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Sunday, March 18, 2012
Fannta Drummer joined Life Blood Exhibit with the Gallery Visio show. Here is her piece, Parvati, which can currently be seen in the show at Black Door Gallery in Cape Girardeau. Smaller prints of the piece are also available. You can learn more about Fanta Drummer on her website here.
Women from all over the world adorn their bodies in one fashion or another. In my image, I wanted to draw attention to different forms of beauty. The physical markings on Parvati’s body symbolize beauty marks and her regal, black skin represents the power of melanin.
Parvati is definitely a celebratory piece. She not only celebrates the strength of Nubian women, but she also celebrates wealth through tradition. Unfortunately, in our society black women are not viewed as objects of beauty, but more so as sex objects. This perspective, which began during slavery, is still prevalent today. It is important that audiences digest positive representations of black women in order to counteract the negative ones circulating in Western art and the media.
I took a fine point, black Sharpie and sketched the image. My goal was to provide enough detail so that the viewer could discern that the figure was a woman. Then, I scanned the sketch into Adobe Photoshop and used the program to reverse the colors. The black lines became white lines and the white background became black. Next, I added color to the beads to draw attention to the top of the image and to guide the eye from top to bottom.
Saturday, March 3, 2012
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Life Blood Exhibit
Life Blood Exhibit is coming! This traveling art show features artworks exploring the theme of women’s reproductive health, from coming of age to motherhood to menopause and more. Some works are humorous while others are serious, but all are thought-provoking. Please see the shows, join in the conversation, and help break the taboo! More information can be found on the website and blog:
The Keeper, Inc. http://www.keeper.com/
Life Blood Exhibit is a traveling group art show originally curated by Jennifer Weigel in St. Louis, Missouri and themed around menstruation and women’s reproductive health. This showing will include works chosen by guest curators Craig & Elizabeth Thomas of Black Door Gallery. Several artworks from the original exhibition will be shown alongside many new artists from the Southeast Missouri region and beyond.
Where/When (Black Door Gallery):
March 2 – 31, 2012: Black Door Gallery
reception: Friday, March 2, 6 - 9 PM
By drawing attention to the female body and to the menstrual cycle, artists are able to comment on this life-giving aspect of womanhood and to celebrate and/or show their discontent with their own bodies & cycles. We are able to offer commentary on experience, confront stereotypes & assumptions and educate one another about things too often left unsaid. Thus we can explore the positive & negative to turn around preconceptions and help break the taboo surrounding menstruation.
Life Blood Exhibit
Black Door Gallery
124 S. Spanish
Cape Girardeau, MO
Reception: Friday, March 2 during the First Friday Art Walk