Venue: 1131 Mission Street
Root Division invites artists working in all media to submit work for Wander Women. The immigrant, immortal woman from the island of Themyscira, "Wonder Woman" embodies iconic, feminine strength. As an Amazonian-American fictional heroine, she blends into a foreign society to promote justice, peace, and truth.
Many immigrant women artists of color evoke Wonder Woman-esque qualities in their contemporary artistic practices by addressing issues of immigration, misrepresentation, stereotypes, cultural conflict and feelings of acceptance or intolerance with an honest voice to fight for equality. Whether autobiographical or not, Wander Women exhibiting artists' work will present complex characters and narratives highlighting transcendent experiences, often derived from their own personal perspectives.
Inspired by shared-yet-dissimilar psychological experiences of immigration and assimilation to the Bay Area, selected artists for Wander Women will present nuanced, intricate perspectives; and narratives that have developed beyond the initial concept of identity in their art practice. Collectively, this exhibition explores complex identity politics such as diaspora, femininity, liminality, and power dynamics.
Submission Deadline: November 1 11:59 PM
Notification Deadline: November 30
Exhibition Dates: January 9 – February 9, 2019
Artists will be notified about inclusion by November 30th, 2018.
Call 415.863.7668 or email Samantha Reynolds, Arts Program Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.