Mythology and Symbolism at Play: If I Were a Poet

Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons’ most recent solo show If I Were a Poet is a winding journey through nearly 30 years of personal mythology. She centers herself, as a woman of mixed background and experience, in a calculated move away from the single colonial narrative of art history and towards a world where the stories of … Continue reading Mythology and Symbolism at Play: If I Were a Poet

Millennial Pink at the San Diego Art Institute

Saturday July 29th marked the opening of the San Diego Art Institute’s most recent show, Millennial Pink, curated by Lissa Corona and Marina Grize. Millennial Pink, the color, could easily be called the undisputed “IT” hue of the last few years. While previously light pinks were synonymous with the innocence of baby girls and all … Continue reading Millennial Pink at the San Diego Art Institute

Archive: True to Self// Gender Treason

From a position of authority treason is betrayal; an attack on the establishment, a strike against the old ways. But, treason can also be the start of something greater; the spark of revolution or the beginning of a great shift. Gender Treason, a show of 12 large scale portraits and accompanying interviews by artist/activist Ryan … Continue reading Archive: True to Self// Gender Treason

Archive: The Artist/Mother, Mother/Artist

The decision of to start a family is a daunting one for anybody, and one I’m not ashamed to say terrifies me. Having children impacts every part of your life and undeniably changes you as a person. This is somehow especially true and difficult for working women artists who are, more often than their male … Continue reading Archive: The Artist/Mother, Mother/Artist

Archive: Approaching the Body// In Shame and Joy

As we shift our focus to sexual assault awareness for the month of April it seems a perfect time to talk about the body, how we experience our own and encounter others. It’s no secret that we live in a world saturated with images of what bodies should and shouldn’t look like, standards that can … Continue reading Archive: Approaching the Body// In Shame and Joy

Archive: Peggy Guggenheim//Art Addict

The Guggenheim family name is closely tied with the history of modern art starting with Solomon Guggenheim, founder of the New York museum of the same name. However, I’d like to focus on his niece, Margaret “Peggy” Guggenheim for this Women’s History month edition of FabArts. Most of what there is to read about Peggy, … Continue reading Archive: Peggy Guggenheim//Art Addict