CHICAGO — Woman Made Gallery (WMG) is pleased to present “Suffra-Jetting,” an exhibition inspired by Candace Hunter and juried by Malika Jackson. From 300 works by female-identified artists, Malika Jackson chose 43 pieces by 39 local and international artists, representing both US and global perspectives.
Works in the exhibition are emotional and deeply personal, sharing the female experience that address a myriad of topics, including motherhood, inequality, racism, violence, spirituality, and so much more. Life experiences are translated into art in the form of paintings, drawings, print-making, photography, mixed media works, sculptures, book-art and video works.
Illinois artist Amy Bernard describes her work: “This tea set is for my grandmothers, created in their memory, and for every other woman who dreamed of a career and life beyond making a nice life for others. The women who had to polish silver, wash their china, and wax their linoleum floors, instead of living the life they desired. Because of women like them, women like me can live their whole truth and manifest the lives we covet, with no regrets. My grandmothers’ sacrifices help me understand how important it is to live my life fully and authentically, with a purpose.”
Exhibiting Artists: Jenny Balisle, Ginny Baughman, Emily Beck, Amy Bernard, Janet Braun-Reinitz, CarveStone, Veronica Ceci, Betty Chernansky, Rachel Garber Cole, Maritza Davila, Rosemary Davis, Sharon Draghi, Carol Estes, Anita Giraldo, Mary Hazboun, Deborah Hirshfield, Nicolina Holt, Tonia Hughes, Rose Rita James, Lisa Jenschke, Dorothy Simpson Krause, Phyllis Lear, Diane Levesque, Verneda Lights, Babsi Loisch, MC, Liz O’Brien, Nancy Pirri, Felicia Grant Preston, Lois Bielefeld and Nirmal Raja, MahlÕt S A N S O S A, Ruth G. Sikes, Patricia Stewart, Dorothy Straughter, Rhonda Urdang, Lisa Venditelli, Whitney Wade, Babette Wainwright, Kelly Witte. (Click on each name to view their art in the Gallery space.)
Juror: Malika Jackson earned both her BA and MFA from the School of the Art Institute Chicago. Her works have been exhibited in solo and group shows including at Howard Brown Center, Chicago State University, Hyde Park Art Center, Woman Made Gallery, the Woodshop Gallery (Chicago), Noyes Gallery (Evanston), the Museum of Science and Industry, and at the South Side Community Art Center among other venues.
Jackson’s awards include an honorable mention from the Museum of Science & Industry, and she was honored by the Diasporal Rhythms Art Association. Jackson received an art grant from the City of Chicago, design awards-Ann Brooks and Fur International. She has completed commissions for public art work throughout Chicago, and she has curated the CulturalConnection Fine Art Festival for the past twenty-two years. Her art is in public and private collections. https://www.malikajackson.net/
(Banner image: artwork by Verneda Lights)
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