Event Sneak Peak: New Wave Ladies Night

Hey folks, just to whet your appetite for what’s to come, here’s one of the proposals that’s been accepted for 2nd Floor Rear. Curated by Robin Kang of Carousel Space Projects:

 

What: New Wave Ladies Night
Where: Carousel Space Project, 1310 N. Hoyne Ave. Chicago, IL

2nd Wave, 3rd Wave, New Wave, No Wave…Although the current timeline for the
feminist movement may be blurry or undefined, the quality of the artwork created by
emerging female artists is clearly strong. Amid powerful movements of globalization,
eco-feminism, cyber-feminism, a return to craft movement, and even progress in female
candidates for political positions, the soil is rich for gender issue conversation and
headway.

Adding the term “new wave” to the exhibition, is both a verbal pun and a comparison to
punk music’s electronic daughter. The sub-genre of rock music that emerged in the mid
to late 1970s saw revivals in the 1990s and early 2000s. Common characteristics of
New Wave music, aside its punk influences, include the usage of synthesizers and
electronic productions, the importance of styling and the arts, as well as a great amount
of diversity.

Juxtaposing an exhibition of a new wave of female artists to a background of synthpop,
draws comparisons to the similar timelines of the two movements and highlights their
repetitive persistence and evolution over the years.

Confirmed artists include:

LeeYoo Heeran
Christalena Hughmanick
Angela Marie Hoener
Michaela Murphy
Rose Sexton

Show will feature new wave music, painting, collage and performance & video art.

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