Since Europeans first stepped foot on the “New World” in 1492, the Americas have been the victim of the disastrous and destructive ideology of Manifest Destiny, in other words, a white heteropatriarchy.
The new show at the ace/121 Gallery, “There’s No End to Her,” is a reaction to that philosophy, as depicted in the art by Claire Apana, Jackie Bell Johnson, A. Laura Brody, Stephanie Dahlstrom, Brett Fanger, Erin Fussell, Racha Tahani Lawler, Corrine Loperfido, Narciso Martinez and Nune Nersesyan.
When we see the Los Angeles County jail system wants to spend $3.5 billion to expand a system that is already the largest such system in the world, when pipelines are being forced onto lands that are ( or were) the province of Indigenous People, bits of our national parks are carved out and leased to the highest bidder and the horrendous response by the EPA in the Flint, MI water crisis, these women offer an alternative view of how we can move forward in a manner that is more in tune with our Mother Earth.
Global warming is the most serious threat facing our planet it is apparent a change is required from this colonial and expansive ideology that pits humans against nature. This feminized version of the Earth and our relationship with it is a blunt diametric consciousness to the violent and oppressive vision of a colonialist planet.
The show is curated by CandyJoe Dahlstrom and opens February 22 with a reception from 6-9 p.m. Gallery Hours: Tuesday, 1:00 – 6:00 pm; Wednesday and Thursday, 11a.m. to 4p.m. or by appointment.
ace/121 Gallery is located at 121 N. Kenwood St., Glendale, CA, 91206.
Top photo is a still of “I Echo You Across Time and Space” by Erin Fussell
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