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Lecture by Artist Collective. LIB 100 / 201 APPROVED!

For the Record, by fierce pussy

For the Record, by fierce pussy

Date and Time

Thursday, February 15, 2018
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Location

  • Kirkhof Center » RM 2250 GRAND RIVER ROOM

Description

fierce pussy is a collective of queer women artists. Formed in New York City in 1991 through their immersion in AIDS activism during a decade of increasing political mobilization around LGBT rights, fierce pussy brought lesbian identity and visibility directly into the streets. Low- tech and low budget, the collective responded to the urgency of those years, using readily available resources: old typewriters, found photographs, their own baby pictures, and the printing supplies and equipment accessible in their day jobs.

fierce pussy projects included wheat pasting posters on the street, renaming New York City streets after prominent lesbian heroines, re-designing the restroom at the LGBT community center, printing and distributing stickers and t-shirts, a greeting card campaign, a video PSA and more recently, various installations and exhibitions in galleries and museums.

Four of the original core members — Nancy Brooks Brody, Joy Episalla, Zoe Leonard, and Carrie Yamaoka —continue to work together. While at GVSU, Brody, Episalla and Yamaoka will lecture on their collaborative process, and give individual presentations on their solo art practices. 

Joy Episalla is a New York-based artist working in the interstices of photography, video and sculpture, while engaging a queer / feminist perspective. The work interrogates perception in ways at once poetic and pro- cess-driven that consider the possibilities of abstraction and representation latent within one another. Episalla has exhibited in the US and in Europe since the 1980’s, most recently at the International Center of Photography, Great- er New York at MoMA/PS1, and at Participant Inc. in NYC. 

Carrie Yamaoka is a New York-based visual artist working in the expanded field of painting. Working with a reflective ground and a wide gamut of painting and sculptural materials, she navigates chance and intention to arrive at a body of work that questions point of view, authorship and how we make pictures from what we see. Yamaoka has shown widely since the 1980s in the US and Europe, most recently in Greater New York at MOMA/ PS1. 

Born and raised in Manhattan, Nancy Brooks Brody works across media and materials, including painting, drawing, and sculpture. She deals with abstract forms inspired by the trace of bodies and other natural forms, to arrive at works that engage with process, materiality and perception. Brody has exhibited consistently since the 1980s, most recently at ‘Trigger’ at the New Museum, Andrew Kreps and Bortolami in NYC. 

All events are LIB 100 & LIB 201 approved 

Information

gvsu.edu/vma/module-events-index.htm?siteModuleId=36C637FC-DE1B-C8B2-83C5AE28D1D6B421

Contact

campbean@gvsu.edu 

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