Curated by Barbara Zucker
Gallery II & III
A.I.R. Gallery's CURRENTS Exhibition
January 5 – February 4, 2018
Opening Reception: Sunday, January 7, 5:30 - 7:30 PM
Adrienne Jenkins, Alexander Bernon, Amy Cannestra, Amy Finkbeiner, Anne Ferrer, Audrey Anastasi, Bernadette Despujols, Cali Kurlan, Catherine Hall & Meg Lipke, Charlotte Woolf, Christophe Lima, Coco Hall, Cristin Millet, Cynthia Winika, d’Anne de Simone, Dani Sigler, Danielle Siegelbaum, Deborah Wasserman, Devra Fox, Divine Williams, Dottie Attie, Elaine Angelopoulos, Elke Solomon, Ellen Jong, Eugenia Pigassiou, Gina Randazzo, Grace Burney, Greta Young, Heather Saunders & Cassandra, Heather Weathers, Ilona Granet, Indira Cesarine, Irene Gennaro, Jane Zweibel, Jessica Nissen, Julia Kim Smith, Julia Buck, Justine Walker, Karen Meersohn, Kathy Grove, Katrina Majkut, Lannie Hart, Leslie Fry, Leslie Tucker, Megan Pickering, Marie Tomanova, Martha Edelheit, Martha Fleming-Ives, Maureen Connor, Mira Schor, Nadine Faraj, Nancy Hellebrand, Nancy Lasar, Nina Meledandri, Parastoo Ahoon, Pat Lasch, Perri Nerri, Rachel Lindsay, Rachel Portesi, Robin Adsit, Robin Jordan, Robin Tewes, Rosemary Meza-DesPlas, Ruth Owens, Sabra Moore, Sooyeon Yun, Susan Carr, Valerie Hallier, Virginia Carey, Yael Ben-Zion.
January 7, 2-5 PM: With Women Workshop: Abortion and Reproductive Self Determination, presented by Maureen Connor and Eugenia Manwelyan.
We will plant an Abortion Garden, comprised of plants with abortifacient and fertility management potential, and bring together an herbalist, a gynecologist and a reproductive rights lawyer to explore issues of power, biology, and mythology so as to better understand and take charge of our reproductive powers.
Reservations are required. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
January 12, 19, and 25, 2-6 PM: Your Story, readers will read from personal abortion stories submitted to the gallery
February 1, 6-8 PM: The Beginning Choice, performance by Parastoo Ahoon during First Thursday DUMBO Art Walk
The 5th edition of CURRENTS presents an exhibition in which artists respond to the theme of ABORTION. In this turbulent moment in history, abortion remains a signifier of people's ownership over their bodies, being as urgent a subject as any of the issues that now consume us.
The exhibition includes depictions of choice, loss, and anger; works of fecundity, disease, shame, and pain; images of helplessness and of power. There are pieces that reach into the past to demonstrate ways in which women used abortifacients, as well as work that is pro life and religious. All these propositions are united in the gallery to create a space in which we listen to each other.
Read the full press release here.
Photography by Sebastian Bach