Feminist Expressions - Jazmyn Hernandez

This gallery exhibits pieces created by liberal and radical feminist artists. Each piece will evoke differing thoughts and emotions. Some pieces are considered extreme and others less so, however they're all revolutionary pieces created by women, for women and that is what they have in common. Think wide open and enjoy. 

Depicted are two women interacting physically. I believe this can be interpreted as a physical quarrel or even an intimate moment between the two. In any case the piece accurately depicts strength.
This piece shows Helena Walsh's artistic influences mapped out on paper. The women that came before her are portrayed as strong feminist women. Walsh actually painted this piece with her own menstrual blood. The reason behind her decision to do so was to make something so natural and normal, less of a taboo subject.
"This Is What a Feminist Looks/Sounds Like" was created to prove a point. What point exactly? That there is no specific way a feminist looks, even though there are a lot of stereotypes that plague the feminist community. A feminist can be identified by his or her actions, words, and ethics. The color differences between "sounds" and the rest of the text allows for that very important and centric word to stand out.
This piece by Del Kathryn Barton is utopian-esque, very colorful and almost glistening. The people aren't depicted as distinctively male or female which is beautifully engaging. This seems to be a representation of a euphoric state in which human, animal, and nature have become one.
This piece by Kashink fits well within my gallery, not only because it was created by a self proclaimed feminist artist, but because the piece itself is vague in terms of gender. The ambiguous green being allows that it doesn't matter whether the subject is male, female or doesn't identify as either.
This very straight forward self portrait style photograph by Sarah Lucas is aesthetically pleasing and is also a bold statement. What this says to me is that we should stop sexualizing women's undergarments and the women that wear them.
This photograph by Veronika Bromova is quite a statement piece as well. Looking at the photograph, you see an exposed brain. Despite this possibly being an off putting image to some, I fell in love with the concept right away. It's as if this woman exposed her brain to prove that women are more than an object meant for the male gaze. We think, we feel, we are smart. This piece speaks volumes.
This piece shows the empowerment of women in 1909 France. It looks as if stereotypical gender roles are reversed here, the woman is off to war and the man is housebound taking care of the children. In those times, gender roles were set in place as if a woman wasn't capable of doing anything aside from take care of children and holding down the fort. It's nice to see a work of art where this isn't the case.
The message on this button goes along with the previous piece's theme. A marriage shouldn't be dominated by the male, both parties should be equal in all aspects of marriage. Typically, in earlier times, men thought of their wives as their property. This piece proves that we can break away from that stereotype.
This piece is fairly self explanatory. The orange color was a good choice because it's a bold and eye catching color. I like that these button pieces are straight to the point with bold text. Sexism is a very real social problem, even today, and using art to spread awareness and share a message is a good use of creative outlets.
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