Local artist examines objectification and empowerment in new exhibit opening at Graffiti Gallery
Graffiti Gallery is pleased to announce the final solo exhibition for our 20th anniversary year, a series of all new work by Winnipeg-based artist, Gabrielle Funk. The series, WOMAN GOOD BAD BAD, explores the dichotomous, contentious and deeply familiar lineage of feminine representation in religion, in art, and in the media.
WOMAN GOOD BAD BAD will be on display at Graffiti Gallery (109 Higgins Avenue) from December 7th, 2018 to February 15th, 2019.
WOMAN GOOD BAD BAD aims to isolate, simplify and interpret a selection of visual traditions representative of important milestones and shifts in cultural perceptions surrounding the female body and its power. The works in this exhibition address the underlying moral implications woven into perceptions of the female body and their artistic manifestations. The exhibition is an oversimplification of a complex narrative, a darkly satirical look to the contentious past and an emphatic nod to the ongoing contemporary tension surrounding the subject of ownership and the female body. WOMAN GOOD BAD BAD focuses on moments in this long and complex narrative that have been prominent in the artist’s own life.
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Graffiti Art Programming Inc., know as GAP or the Graffiti Gallery, is a not-for-profit community youth art centre located in Winnipeg’s Historic Point Douglas Neighbourhood. Since 1998, GAP has provided a devoted gallery space, free educational arts programs, and practical skills training for youth and young artist in Winnipeg’s North End and Downtown communities. Through various after-school programs and mentorships, GAP encourages self-esteem and creative expression in youth, teaching them how to use their art as a tool for community development, social change and individual growth.