‘Little Boxes’ assembles female assemblage artists of our time to tell stories through work that includes heritage, narratives, and gender. These pieces are both personal to the creator, and profound for the viewer. Artists explore their personal histories and processes through the use of objects, cut paper, the symbol of the box, and the manipulation of mementos.
We invite you to view these amazing multimedia pieces, and see if you can catch all the tiny details.
Femina Potens honors the far-reaching legacy of women in assemblage art with this exhibit. In the late 1800s the enigmatic Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven, the Dada Baroness, created art out of other people's rubbish. It is also contested that she is the artistic force behind Marcel Duchamp's famous Fountain. Artist Louise Nevelson began creating abstract expressionist “boxes” from found pieces of wood in the late 1930s, greatly influencing the art of assemblage. Generations later, Femina Potens continues this tradition.
Artists Hayner, Gray and Noe are artistically linked as part of the Hunters Point Artist Colony, which celebrates art as a vital component of community redevelopment and experience.