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SUBject/subject: An Exhibition of Female Artists at Subliminal Projects

Juxtapoz // Monday, 05 Apr 2010

It’s time for the ladies! SUBject/subJECT, a group exhibition opening April 10, at LA’s Subliminal Projects will feature works from over a dozen female artists handpicked by the gallery, owner Shepard Fairey, and co-curator Deedee Cheriel. The best part? Part of proceeds goes directly the Los Angeles Downtown Women's Center.


The exhibit will feature Liz McGrath, Jen Stark, Swoon, Monica Canilao, Kime Buzelli, Mona Superhero, Meryl Smith, Mel Kadel, Jessica Hess, Marissa Textor, Jesse Spears, Nikki McClure, and co-curator Deedee Cheriel.


SUBject/subJECT examines women's use of public platforms in mass media, inviting both artists and viewers into a dialogue about role models, self-image and the messages women project in both the mainstream and alternative media. Says Cheriel, "Now that women have 'equal rights,' what are we trying to say? What's our subject? Since female artists remain underrepresented in galleries and museums, we created this show as a platform for emerging women artists to represent!"


Among the show's artists are Swoon, whose gritty yet delicate paper cutout portraits and large-scale flotillas of otherworldly art boats have landed her on the cover of this month's ARTnews; Elizabeth McGrath, who breathes beauty and life into the macabre through her creature sculptures and theater-of-the-mind dioramas; and Jen Stark, whose colorful paper sculptures, drawings and animations have been described by Wired as "coldy mathematical yet exuberantly organic." Other artists include Cheriel, Monica Canilao, Kime Buzzelli, Mona Superhero, Meryl Smith, Mel Kadel, Jessica Hess, Marissa Textor, Jesse Spears and Nikki McClure.


Ten percent of proceeds from all SUBject/subJECT art sales will go to the Los Angeles Downtown Women's Center, dedicated to providing permanent, supportive housing and a safe and healthy community for homeless women.



An exhibition of female artists benefiting the Downtown Women's Center

Opening Reception: Saturday, April 10th, 2010 / 8-11PM

Exhibition Dates: April 10th - May 8th, 2010

A closing event will be held on Saturday, May 8, featuring performances and more.



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Los Angeles, CA 90026

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