I’m excited to be a part of the upcoming group exhibition, She Got Game, curated by Jeffry Cudlin, opening on January 13th at Arlington Arts Center. My DC Cheer! performance project will be featured, using documentation by photographer, E. Brady Robinson, and I’ll also be hosting a cheer workshop / cultivation event on February 11th.
SHE GOT GAME, curated by Jeffry Cudlin
Arlington Arts Center
EXHIBITION DATES: January 13 – March 18, 2012
OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, January 13, 6 to 9 pm
Performances and workshops will take place all day on February 11th (time for DC Cheer workshop TBA)
In the past, professional sports and the visual arts have both kept women on the sidelines. SHE GOT GAME puts strong women artists and athletes front and center. For this show, curator Jeffry Cudlin has brought together 11 artists—men and women—who explore shifting contemporary perceptions of women’s bodies, gender roles, and identities through the lens of sports spectacle. Some of these artists offer iconic images of strong women athletes; others use the trappings of sport as a framework for performances about competition, objectification, and popular culture. Painted murals, larger-than-life-sized photos, videos, and installations depict women in professional tennis, bodybuilding, cheerleading, and even competitive eating. -Arlington Arts Center