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Feminist Zombie Rag Dolls by Diane Wood
July 5, 2016- 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
In the 3rd floor Gallery of the Carnegie Community Centre, for the month of July; Artist’s reception on Tuesday July 5th From 4:30 – 6:00.
I started making art dolls – witches, pirates, clowns & Alice in Wonderland a few years ago. When I discovered, thanks to Google, that female pirates had really lived, I read everything I could on them.
For this show, I have researched and created an 18 member girl gang of notorious bad girls and freedom fighters, like the group who sat down to eat at Judy Chicago’s Dinner Party. These strong, independent women swam against the tide of their times, and challenged the public belief “You can’t do that because you’re a WOMAN!”
Western Civilization has swept their accomplishments under the rug, and out of the HIStory books. You’ve heard of Mata Hari, the dancer who was executed as a spy & Lucrezia Borgia, the Pope’s pretty daughter.
Do you know the names of cross-dressing pirates, bandits & soldiers, warrior queens who resisted the colonization of their land, and artists who created in a world where women were only exhibited in galleries if they were nude models?
I would like to thank the Vancouver Foundation for the Small Arts Grant I used to buy art supplies.
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