What the F?: Feminist Art from the Margins & Intersections
January 16-February 6 2017 Closing February 2
Location: York University Crossroads Gallery
What the F? Through our art we are choosing to pose questions with courage, curiosity & cheekiness about what Feminism is and means to us as young artists on the margins rather than make assertions or generalizations linked to dominant narratives. We are the lowest common denominator. We are rough around the edges. We are dismissing diplomacy to acknowledge the various intersectional embodiments of resistance that we inhabit & activate daily. We are seeking to leverage Feminism to ask questions not regularly or readily considered.
Is our feminism inclusive? Does it have to be in opposition to masculinity? Does our feminism consider the worth of all people? Does our feminism destabilize colonialism, whiteness and other dominant power structures? Is our Feminism Centering voices & perspectives of black, indigenous, trans folks, poor & working class folks, differently abled peoples, people on the mental health spectrum, and folks with precarious status? Does our feminism allow us to live and love boldly? Does our feminism allow us to heal, grow, have justice & build resilient communities together?
This exhibition includes visual art, video, music, spoken word poetry & collaborative installation works made by emerging artists from the Sketch community.
Chris Cruz, Amber Williams-King, Maanii Oakes, Luyos, Lydia Hernandez, Kamika Peters, Prosoma Punch, Angie Kamal, Opola Karim, Meek Adrik
Music/audio/ Spoken Word/Performance
Brigid Liang, Kate Zen, Gloria O’koye, Ekelle Official, Renee Ashanta Henry, Nigel Edwards
Cody Escuyos, Samay Arcentales, Lissette Erika Perez, Bailey Syriah, Nakisha Millien
SKETCH creates opportunities for young people (ages 16 to 29) living street involved, homeless or otherwise on the margins, to experience the transformative power of the arts; to build leadership and economic self-sufficiency in the arts; and to cultivate social and environmental change through the arts. WE SEE A MOVEMENT WHERE YOUNG PEOPLE, FREE FROM BARRIERS, ARE CELEBRATED AND ENGAGED AS CULTURE MAKERS, PERCEPTION CHANGERS AND COLLABORATORS IN BUILDING CREATIVE COMMUNITY