I was accepted into the Clay Art Center’s (of Port Chester, NY) Me, Myself, and I, a national juried exhibition featuring vessel based work that explores issues surrounding identity and how we see ourselves within the context of society, family, relationships, and most importantly within our own skin.
Opening Reception / Exhibition Dates:
Saturday, January 27, 2018 3:30 PM
Sunday, March 4, 2018 4:30 PM
Kathy King, a renowned artist and educator whose own work reflects the very core themes of the show, curated and juried the exhibition, and invited three kindred artists whose work reflects identity and self-awareness to exhibit alongside the juried artists: Cheyenne Rudolph, Beth Lo and Matt Nolen. Artists were asked to think about such passionate issues such as who am I? What role does culture, lineage, inheritance, and other characteristics of personality and sub-personalities play in how I see myself and define who I am?
Hadi Abbas, Jamie Adams, Olivia Beens, Nora Brodnicki, Kristen Cliffel, Faith Connor, Kimberly Cook, Doda Design - Aya Margulis and Rae Stern, Auguste Elder, Sheila Ferri, Alexandra FitzGerald, Jared Gelormino, Mia Halton, Susan Hanfit, Breana Hendricks, Caroline Holder, Hsinyi Huang, Yeonsoo Kim, Cindy Leung, Beth Lo, Scott Lykens, Jennifer Masley, Mac McCuscker, Steven Miller, Matt Nolen, Lola Ogbara, Jessica Oliveira, Ian Park, Laine Rettmer, Don Reynolds, Marilyn Richeda, Cheyenne Rudolph, Kimberly Sheerin, David Stevens, Joan Stuart, Cheryl Tall, Megan Ward, Alana Wilson, Travis Winters, Heather Wright
I was recently asked to curate ARTC’s Queens Pleasure exhibition focusing on young women artists. I haven’t curated in quite sometime, aside from my outfits in the morning, so I was definitely excited when this opportunity arose. Check out an insert from the press release below.
“I am not free while any woman is unfree, even when her shackles are very different from my own.”
- Audre Lorde
EXHIBITION: QUEENS PLEASURE
VENUE: Urb Arts
LOCATION: 2600 N 14th St, St. Louis, MO 63106
DATES: December 1 - 31, 2017
OPENING RECEPTION: December 1st, 2017 | 6 - 9pm
(ST. LOUIS, MO, December 1, 2017) From December 1st through December 31st, QUEENS PLEASURE features works specifically addressing the issues intersectional women face in a society catering to cis males addressing topics such as reproductive rights, rights surrounding sexual/physical violence, and civil rights among countless other rights pertaining to intersectional feminism/womanism.
Intersectional feminism is a term coined by civil rights activist and professor Kimberlé Crenshaw who defines it as“the interconnected nature of social categorizations such as race, class, and gender as they apply to a given individual or group, regarded as creating overlapping and interdependent systems of discrimination or disadvantage.” By adding the idea of intersectionality to feminism, the movement becomes truly inclusive, and allows women of all races, economic standings, religions, identities and orientations for their voices to be heard.
Some of the artists that will be featured include Krista Valdez, Jessica Bremehr, Eugenia Alexander, Lola Ogbara and many more.
Hope to see you all there!
This past Friday I had the opportunity to join other St. Louis artists in vending for TechArtista in the City Wide Print Party event.
For the first time, I showed and sold my new ceramic series. I was thinking Ceramics by Leaux… or maybe Pottery by Leaux. There’s still a lot of branding to be done but I think I’m off to a good start.
I went into this with no expectations, only to show the world what’s been keeping me busy and out of public eye. To my surprise, I got a really good response! I think the theme of the night was, “These are really beautiful!!”, which is never not awesome to hear. I ended up selling half of what was on my table (definitely saved me when hauling this things back to my car!). It’s always funny to see the pieces you like least sale the most. This means some of my faves are left for me to kept or hand out to friends/family for Christmas gifts, which is not a bad plan at all.
If you’re reading this and interested in purchasing anything, let me know! I’ll give you a clue to what I have left. <3