MSDEMEANORS presents a feminist perspective on the intersection of gender and justice in social, cultural, political, and legal contexts. Each work in the show create a dynamic dialogue on questions of justice in the face of racial discrimination, wrongful criminalization, LGBTQI bias, economic inequity, and other obstructions to individual human and civil freedoms based on gender.
All artists participants are professional artists with extensive careers and experience in publishing, photography, teaching, exhibitions and social/political activism. The artists featured in the exhibition include Paula Allen, Carol Jacobsen, Holly Hughes, Joanne Leonard, Susan Meiselas, Catherine Opie, Sheila Pinkel, Connie Samaras, Clarissa Sligh, Pat Ward Williams, and Martha Wilson.
Books by the artists are for sale. A portion of the proceeds of works and books will be donated to Amnesty International’s Women’s Rights projects.
This exhibition is co-sponsored by Amnesty International, with support from The University of Michigan Office of Research, Institute for the Humanities, and the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design.
There will be a panel discussion with the artists about their work and books at the gallery on Thursday, April 4, 6-8pm.
Opening reception is Thursday, March 7, 2019, 6-8pm. The artists will be present.