Saturday, April 30, 2016

Feminism Now

The next FIG show is coming up: Feminism Now, a Visual Art Exhibition by the Feminist Image Group and Krogen Amerika, Gallery D, Barrio Logan, 1878 Main St., Unit D, San Diego, CA 92113. The show is open May 14 through June 11, 2016. There will be an opening reception May 14, from 6-10 PM during the Barrio Art Crawl. There will be a Gallery Talk with the Artists on Sunday, May 29, 1-3 PM. All events are free and open to the public.

Members of the San Diego Feminist Image Group and the Swedish Group Krogen Amerika present artworks that explore multiple visions of what Feminism is today, in the context of Southern California and Northern Europe. Artists address the complexity of gender equality through themes such as sexism, body image, class, race, politics, spirituality, domesticity, biology, and history.

This exhibition will travel to Sweden in 2017.

The public is invited to attend the opening reception on Saturday, May 14, from 6-10 PM, during the Barrio Art Crawl. The public is also invited to attend a free artist talk through the gallery on Sunday, May 29 from 1-3 PM, during which the artists will hold a conversation about their work and identities as Feminists.

The Feminist Image Group was formed in 2009. FIG is a coalition of San Diego visual artists who meet to discuss art, see exhibitions, and support one another in our careers. We work across many media, including drawing, painting, photography, sculpture, installation, digital media and performance. The group has had exhibitions at San Diego Mesa College, Art Produce Gallery, Hyde Gallery at Grossmont College, Art San Diego Artfair, and has an upcoming exhibition at the Women’s Museum of California.
Krogen Amerika is the name of a Swedish printmaking group in the region of Östergötland in Sweden. The group works out of a a red wooden house from 1704 in the very center of the Swedish city of Linköping. During the years, it has functioned as a private home, a local pub, and a meeting place for emigrants to America (hence the name of the house, Krogen Amerika). Now it is a fully functional printmaking studio and art gallery. This artist-run gallery and studio space is partly funded by the city of Linköping. About 20 artists work here, and also together manage the space, with the support from the local community. The gallery exhibits artists from all over Sweden. Krogen America has exhibited as a group at Norrköpings Museum, Östergötlands Museum, Grafiska Sällskapet, the Palo Alto City Hall, Odense Konsthall Danmark, Berlin Kunstfactor.
Participating Artists: 
Irene Abraham
Stephanie Bedwell
Jennifer Bennett
Stacie Birky-Greene
Lauren Carrera
Judy Christensen
Anne De Geer
Moya Devine
Jeanne Dunn
Caroline Färnström
Nilly Gill
Pia Göransson-Lie
Janice Grinsell
Grace Gray-Adams
Berit Hammarbäck
Daphne Hill
Marina Holmberg
Prudence Horne
Terri Hughes-Oelrich
Lisa Hutton
Hannah Johansen
Åsa Kvissberg
Randi Leirnes
Linda Litteral
Grace Matthews
Kathi McCord
Bhavna Mehta
Kathy Miller
Kathleen Mitchell
Lena Möller
Kathy Nida
Kim Niehans
Isabelle Nilsson
Ann Olsen
Susan Osborn
Amy Paul
Terrilynn Quick
Hasti Radpoor
Helen Redman
Ginger Rosser
Christina Ruthger
Anna Stump
Lynn Susholtz
Jenny Treece Jorup
Cecilia Uhlin
Lena Wiklund
Anna Zappoli
Cindy Zimmerman
Agneta Östlund