Some of the artists in this exhibition identify themselves as feminist artists while others are in conversation with the movement. Still others found themselves flourishing in an era where women artists began to gain prominence. Countering the male gaze of Western tradition, these women show their perspective on the female body. The artists tackled “masculine” mediums and used traditionally feminine ones to make bold, meaningful statements. In writing and images women called out injustice and openly addressed topics taboo for their gender. These artists made strides to move their cause forward, pushed the boundaries of art, and created a dynamic dialogue for the next generation to continue.
—- Theresa Marie Ketterer, curator