The group formerly known as DIY MFA Bay Area invites you to a visual art show exploring THE HEX as autonomous feminist magic.
We are re-imagining grassroots feminist responses to violence. Through self and community education, we are using an imagined lens: A hex as a spell for feminist autonomy and collective self defense. Each artist has explored what this means to them, presenting multiple interpretations of hexes as a vehicle for self determination, self defense, protection of self and community, transformative justice, time and place, cultural transformation, creative ways to respond to violence without using the prison system, and as a vehicle for self determination.
Please join us for the Opening October 19, 6-9pm.
With an artist Talk: October 29 2-4pm
The exhibition is at Qulture Collective October 10- Nov 1.
Bruxeria Designs will be at Fabulosa this year September 15-18! We will be offering handmade recycled bicycle chain jewelry, unique buttons, and our amazing and limited edition Hex the Patriarchy prints, shirts and bags. Fabulosa is a woman centered fundraiser and camping party near Yosemite with workshops, music and more. Hope to see you there!
I'm excited to have my piece, "Las Dos Chingonas" included in the upcoming Pasión For Frida show at the new Sanchez Contemporary in Oakland! This piece is a personal tribute to the influence Frida Kahlo's life and work has has on me as a queer disabled woman in reclaiming my art practice as I learn to navigate life after a random and brutal attack that has left me with permanent injuries.
While I have been consistently drawing and making art about my experience over the last year, I am only starting to share it now. So if you can, come to the opening Saturday July 23rd, 2016 5-8 pm or stop by the gallery in the next month and check it out.
I will be vending this Wednesday, June 22 @ Qulture Collective in Downtown Oakland with other amazing queer crafters. In addition to screenprinted shirts and jewelry, I will have "My Heart is With Orlando" postcard prints for donation to benefit survivors of the Pulse Nightclub attack.
One of my drawings will be included in the Spring 2016 issue of Intima: The Journal of Narrative Medicine! As an artist exploring medical trauma in my work, I deeply appreciate that there are developing practices of medicine that strive to take into account people's experiences and creative expressions as valuable ways of understanding healing.
I will be at the Omni Fair with DIY MFA as part of Open Engagement. Come check out our pop up art show and talk about autonomous education without debt. April 29th 2016 10-5.