Then She Did at The Plaxall Gallery

Allison Sommers, photo courtesy of the artist

The mixed media exhibition “Then She Did” at Plaxall aims to speak instead of shout, invite discussion instead of criticism. It presents diverse approaches on sexuality, strength, femininity, independence, support,  societal norms and roles, methodology, art, and activism.  Curators Lori Zimmer and Melissa McCaig-Welles  say that the featured artists  Alexandra Momin, Alice Mizrachi, Alison Mosshart, Allison Sommers, Audrey Dimola, Caitlin Harris, Chinon Maria, Elizabeth Winnel, Indie 184, Janette Beckman, Joanne Leah, Karen Dimit, Kathryn Rose, Katrina del Mar, Kendra Heisler, Lady Pink, Marne Lucas, Paola Martinez, Queen Andrea, Rebecca Reeve, Swoon, Vahge and Vicky Barranguet  choose who they want to be,  how they want to think, and how they want to influence others. They take us on a journey through the personal revolutions of everyday women in America, whose diverse methods and beliefs are only stronger when unified. 

Janette Beckman, photo courtesy of the artist
VAHGE, photo courtesy of the artist

The curators explain that the premise for this show derives from our tumultuous political climate – incessant attacks over doing too much or not enough,  speaking or not speaking, forgetting to include a group or an issue, including too many groups or issues. Our catalyst for change has become sidetracked – being right has taken precedence over working toward what is right. “This distraction of in-fighting does not get us anywhere, stalls progress, and creates enemies of allies,” says Zimmer.

Overall “Then She Did” creates a space full of words, images and objects, telling stories about ordinary women and their voices.  It is a narrative, a reflection, a moment, a change, a movement forward.

Lady Pink, photo courtesy of the artist
Marne Lucas, photo courtesy of the artist
Rebecca Reeve, photo courtesy of the artist
Joanne Leah, photo courtesy of the artist

Opening Reception: Saturday, March 3, 2018 6pm- 10pm

The Plaxall Gallery,  5-25 46th AVELIC, NY 11101

Exhibition dates: March 3rd – April 7, 2018

Gallery Hours: Thursday 6pm- 10pm  Saturday and Sundays 11am- 6pm

 For more information, please contact Lori@ArtnerdNewYork or