Saturday, February 23, 2013

Gift Exhibition March 14 - April 18, 2013

San Diego Mesa College Art Gallery  (619) 388-2829
7250 Mesa College Dr., D101 , San Diego, CA. 92111
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From Gallery Director: Alessandra Moctezuma

Women as Givers: Installation and Performance   by    Feminist Image Group

March 14 – April 18, 2013

Opening Reception and Performance: Thursday, March 14, 5-7 pm

Panel Discussion following reception 7 pm, G101

Doris Bittar, artist and owner Protea Gallery
Amy Galpin, Ph.D, Associate Curator, Art of the Americas, San Diego Museum of Art
Allison Wiese, Assistant Professor of Art, University of San Diego
Allyson Williams, Ph.D, Adjunct Professor of Art History, San Diego State University
Moderator: Susan Myrland, independent curator and artist, Silvergate Consulting

Conversation with the Artists: Wednesday, April 3, noon, Art Gallery D101

 Ginger Rosser, Can She Cook?,2006, 24” x 36”, collage

Daphne Hill, Weeping Gonorrhea & Syphilis, 2012, 24” x 24”, mixed media on panel

Kathy Nida, I Gave Already, 2013, 40” x 60”, art quilt

The Feminist Image Group presents “Gift” as a part of Mesa College’s celebration of Women’s  History Month. In this group exhibition FIG members will offer gifts to the public, exploring women’s and artists’ complex roles as givers in society. A panel discussion after the opening will more broadly approach women’s place as givers in various historical, cultural and political

Participating FIG Members:
-Irene Abraham -Stephanie Bedwell -Jennifer Bennett-Stacie Birky Greene
-Lauren Carrera -Moya Devine -Jeanne Dunn -Nilly Gill -Grace Gray-Adams
-Daphne Hill -Prudence Horne -Terri Hughes-Oelrich -Lisa Hutton -Asa Kvisserg
-Linda Litteral -Kathy Miller -Kathy Nida  -Amy Paul -Helen Redman -Ginger Rosser
-Therese Rossi -Anna Stump -G. Pasha Turley -Leah Younker -Anna Zappoli

“Gift” by Feminist Image Group (excerpted from curatorial statement by Lisa Hutton)

An exhibition by the San Diego artist collective Feminist Image Group, “Gift” investigates the age-old concept of gift giving. The exhibition explores the varied contexts of offerings in the
arts, be these personal, corporate, or institutional. As a part of San Diego Mesa College Art Gallery’s focus on Women’s History Month, the exhibition directly reflects the
interconnectedness of the populace and the choices made in society, exposing a hybrid of irony, pathos, and joy.

“Gift” unites across genre, age, and medium, through its interrogation of the nature of generosity. The artwork ranges from high concept, to new age, to feminine handicraft, to
themes of motherhood, to global issues for caution. The complex engagement of women’s voices is fore-grounded, and the audience finds narratives of sacrifice, motivation, time,
energy, and a collective interest by women toward both sharing and reciprocation.

“Gift” is organized as an interactive, audience-centered opening and exhibition. To this end, FIG members will offer gifts to the gallery audience during the opening reception that relate to
their installation or artwork. These promotional gifts and actions follow the contemporary arts practice of audience engagement and exchange to interrogate both personal and
institutional relationships.

Gallery Hours: MTW 11-4 pm, Thursday 11 – 8 pm. Closed Fridays, weekends and school holidays.

PARKING IS FREE ON RECEPTION NIGHT ONLY. Park in the upper faculty parking areas adjacent and across from the flagpole. Find additional parking info at

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