Sunday, January 29, 2012

New Wave Ladies Nite

The Carousel Space Project Presents:

New Wave Ladies Nite
Saturday Feb. 4th 6pm-10pm
A group exhibition of a new wave of female artists to a backdrop of synthpop.
(part of the 2nd Floor Rear festival of alternative spaces)

Featuring works by:

Susannah Dotson
Heeran Lee
Christalena Hughmanick
Angela Marie Hoener
Annie Kielman
Christina Long
Michaela Murphy
Rose Sexton
Curated by Robin Kang

2nd Wave, 3rd Wave, New Wave, No Wave...Although the current timeline for the feminist movement may be blurry or undefined, the quality of the artwork created by emerging female artists is clearly strong. Amid powerful movements of globalization, eco-feminism, cyber-feminism, a return to craft movement, and even progress in female candidates for political positions, the soil is rich for gender issue conversation and headway.

“New Wave” is both a verbal pun and a comparison to punk music’s electronic daughter. The sub-genre of rock music that emerged in the mid to late 1970s saw revivals in the 1990s and early 2000s. Common characteristics of New Wave music, aside its punk influences, include the usage of synthesizers and electronic productions, the importance of styling and the arts, as well as a great amount of diversity.

Juxtaposing a group exhibition of a new wave of female artists to a background of synthpop, draws comparisons to the similar timelines of the two movements and highlights their repetitive persistence and evolution over the years with bit of humor.

Carousel Space Project
1310 N. Hoyne Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622

2nd Floor Rear 24 hour Alternative Space Festival