Gallery Demo

Masquerade

Alina Szapocznikow, Alicia Henry, Louisa Gagliardi, Nina Canell

Masquerade highlights the works of Nina Canell, Louisa Gagliardi, Alicia Henry, and Alina Szapocznikow, all female artists who make exceptional art. Masquerade also highlights the artists’ subtle embrace of gender roles. Masquerade does not mask the feminine, class, race, religion, or technology conflicts. The signs and signifiers are all present. Critical distraction as a mode of reception to dull our perception towards the feminine experience is largely at play here. –I often find myself questioning how much closer do we get to expression— is it the subtle/quiet pointed reference or the loud banal display? What if there is no difference between genuine womanliness and the masquerades of it? How are we really defining feminism today?