Wright Gallery showcased female perspectives in ‘She Matters’ show

Female artists of color addressed violence, discrimination, prejudice and additional social issues that face women today in “She Matters,” a multimedia exhibit March 6 – April 26, 2019 at the Wright Gallery.

Inspired by the 2015 news reports on the arrest of Sandra Bland, who died in Waller County Sheriff’s Department custody, exhibit curator Ann Johnson wanted to give a platform to women of color to creatively respond to issues such as family separation, law enforcement brutality, sexual assault and more.

“The show originated out of my desire to give voice to women who have been violated and abused by society,” said Johnson, assistant professor of practice at Prairie View A&M University.

The artists used fabric, plaster, glass, neon and more to express their own narratives and reactions to the treatment of women of color.

Sarah Wilson

posted March 6, 2019