On Tuesday, September 10th, I have the honor of DJing the opening of These Creatures, curated by Cindy Rehm, at the Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art.
In 1979, Nancy Buchanan made a fifty-eight second anti-advertisement with a male voiceover that marvels over the daily machinations of women. Like an anthropologist sharing his observations of a primitive tribe, his ironic awe reveals a position of authority. Women are the other, mysterious beings, who should always be approached with suspicion. This mistrust of women persists through time and can be seen in the persecution of witches, the invention of the female ailment called hysteria, and contemporary distaste for women’s ambition, especially in the arena of politics. Forty years after Buchanan made These Creatures, women are still grappling with issues around representation and autonomy. Female bodies are always under observation from the outside, and from within…”what secrets do they possess?”
These Creatures will derive from an intersectional feminist approach and will include female-identified artists who engage content that includes the performance and subversion of femininity, the monstrous feminine, the feminine as fetish, commodification of the female body, and expressions of female rage. Artists include: Johanna Braun, Virginia Broersma, Ursula Brookbank, Nancy Buchanan, Michelle Carla Handel, Carolina Hicks, Angie Jennings, Aubrey Ingmar Manson, Sarana Mehra, Heather Rasmussen, Jaklin Romine, Jinal Sangoi, Mariangeles Soto-Diaz, and Kandis Williams.
Tuesday, September 10th
Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art
5885 Haven Avenue
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
Admission is free. Park in the Omnitrans Parking Lot (R5). Parking permits can be purchased from machines located in the lots. Parking is $4 for all day or $1 for one hour.
The Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art is located at the northeast corner of the Chaffey College Rancho Cucamonga campus. Exit the 210 freeway (north) on Haven Avenue and turn right on Wilson Avenue (do not enter the campus by turning right at the marquee). From Wilson, turn right onto College Dr. Follow College Drive as it curves to the left. Park in the Omnitrans parking lot (R5).