Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Little Boxes at Femina Potens


Tomorrow is First Thursday and all the galleries will be showing new work. But for something unique, check out the new show at Femina Potens. The group show of assemblage by women artists tells stories that are personal and profound, with roots in both surrealism and women's history.

Femina Potens is in an interesting space that's gone through many changes. I remember it when it was an occult book store, then a leather store and now, a feminist art gallery. It's an oddly shaped room, right at the corner so it's perfect for a gallery with a lot of light and street traffic. The huge window always have something interesting on display - currently there are life sized paper cutouts of women which deal with issues of weight, sexuality and body image.

Opening reception March 7 at 7:00 pm
Exhibit runs March 7 to 29, 2009. Gallery hours are Thursday to Sunday, noon to 6:00.
2199 Market St. in the Castro
http://www.feminapotens.com/
Image from gallery website

3 comments:

tangobaby said...

Oooh, this looks interesting. I've always wanted to go to this gallery. I'll be sure to check this out.

Sheree Rensel said...

This looks like it would be a really cool show. I have been a fan of Deborah Hayner for years!

namastenancy said...

It's a great show - Joseph Cornell meets feminism a la Krazy Kat!