Here’s all the info from Gallery Aferro on the show. So excited!
April 11th – May 23rd, 2015
Opening Reception April 11th, 7 – 10pm
Curated by Doris Cacoilo and Meredith Goncalves
Gallery Aferro, Main Gallery
_gaia is a collective of women artists and activists creating art, events and opportunities in the visual and media arts, performance and design. Its members actively promote and support the work of local women artists while developing programs that encourage collaboration and create community to help emerging artists in need of studio space, facilities and resources. In pursuit of raising awareness _gaia concentrates on activism, from issues in the local community and the art world to global issues affecting the lives of women.
The ninth edition of _gaia‘s Wonder Women Residency explored Superfood. A generation after the birth of the Kraft cheese single, we turn to the newly fetishized landscape of Superfood. With this in mind, Wonder Women invited artists to reflect on what is Superfood to women in their role in food communities, economies, and families. We challenged these artists to explore possibilities with women at the center of food cultivation, cooking, feeding, and nurturing. With this in mind the work spans in its’ investigation of medically enhanced drinking water, food as comfort, food as personal identity and food as prescription. Utilizing an array of mediums, the works will engage, inform and question these complex landscapes via painting, video, sculpture, interactive installation and relational aesthetics.