The Visage of Modern Matriarchy

Featuring two Oklahoma artists, DG Smalling and Nicole Moan, this exhibit visually explores the concepts of contemporary female warriors and reemerging matriarchy.

Open date

October 6, 2020

Close date

January 21, 2021

Exhibit type

Virtual
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This exhibit visually explores the concepts of contemporary female warriors and a reemerging matriarchy. Inspired by hope for change and reform offered through the Operation Lady Justice initiative, Smalling’s stylized portraits of contemporary female leaders emerge from continuous strong black lines inspired by Southeastern tribal hieroglyphs and bloom with organic shapes of bold, consistent color. Envisioning the ethereal armor of contemporary female warriors, Moan manifests this spiritual regalia inelaborate, textural, mixed-media vestments, featuring ceramic bodices, natural embellishments, and hand-crafted fabrics.

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