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Female Gaze Returned

Female Gaze Returned

Artist / Board Member
07/07/2017 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm
July 2017 to August 2017
Exhibition Description

In response to the controversy surrounding Dana Schutz’s painting of Emmett Till exhibited at this year’s Whitney Biennial, Sandra Williams examines the role of the female gaze through the work of five women artists. The Female Gaze Returned features Erika Navarrette, Lizzy Lunday, Rachel Foster, Felice House, and Peggy Gomez.

Curator Statement

“In the wake of tectonic shifts that have occurred this year I wanted to share the vision, voices and work of artists I truly love and admire. The artists that rose to the top of my list all present multifaceted worlds, simultaneously covetable and complex, never passive, always powerful. All the artists happened to be women. All of the work is narrative.

Female eros is “the assertion of life force in women: of creative energy empowered.” I sought out the women in my life that demonstrated these qualities. The viewer is caught in the gaze, women artists often looking at women through their various roles as friends, sisters, mothers, professionals. The works selected for this exhibition are about the female gaze and its influence- observation that lies not in domination or in possession but in inspiration and empowerment.”

– Sandra Williams, UNL Professor of Art


Upcoming Exhibits

11/6/20 to 11/20/20
Fiber / Textiles
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Liana Agnew
Joel Anderson
Mark Arnold
Michael Ashley
Shawn Ballarin
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Jessica Brandl
Wes Brown
Matt Bukrey
Larry Buller
Donna Burdic
Anne Burton
Elaine Buss
Neil Celani
Austin Coudriet
Drew Curtright
Lindsey Day
Hannah Demma
Amanda Durig
Adrienne Eliades
Katelyn Farneth
Allie Feezell
PJ Hargraves
Bree Hendricks
Kees Holterman
Sarah Jentsch
Kyle Johns
Josh Knutson
Mary Koziol
Brad Krieger
Clay Leonard
Carol Long
Anika Major
Susan McGilvrey
Catie Miller
Kyle Nobles
Samantha Oliver
Sarah Olsen
Cathy Patterson
Christy Puetz
Brittany Rea
Ricardo Rodriguez
Sarah Rowe
Agnes Seebass
Sarah Shoot
Susan Stark-Johnson
Evan Stoler
Patty Talbert
Harry Tompkin
Tara Tonsor
April White
Sandra Williams
11/6/20 to 12/30/20
Multiple Mediums
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Juan José Castaño-Márquez
1/1/21 to 2/26/21
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Judy Bales
1/1/21 to 2/26/21
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