Gendered: An Inclusive Art Show
Presented by The Young Affiliates of the Mint
June 16 - July 21, 2017
Mint Museum Uptown
Level 5 Expansion Space
In just a few short years, the United States has seen legislation regarding LGBTQ equality, the first female presidential nominee, broadened definitions of gender identity, and the evolution of masculinity and femininity in the home and workforce. While American attitudes towards gender have become increasingly progressive, there still persists gender and sexuality discrimination. Gendered seeks to create an inclusive arts forum for gender and its common intersectionalities with race, class, sexuality, and identity.
January 21 Update: We find ourselves in the midst of a nationwide conversation. It is our hope that 'Gendered' will be a platform for a discussion of national relevance in the very battleground of HB2 and the 2016 protests against racial injustice. The current divisive political climate finds people seeking a means to come together and find a common understanding. We believe in the unifying force of art and seek to create a safe space of expression and dialog through ‘Gendered.’
Not an artist? We are also looking for partners, volunteers, and sponsors! Email firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved.
Kelli Connell’s project entitled Double Life questions ideas of identity, gender roles, and expectations made by society on the individual. Her work is in several collections including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and the Museum of Contemporary Photography. Connell’s first full length monograph entitled Kelli Connell: Double Life was released by DECODE Books in August, 2011. Kelli Connell teaches photography at Columbia College Chicago.
Ryan James Caruthers
Ryan James Caruthers (b. 1994) is a creative & queer photographer based in Brooklyn, NY. His photographic work has been published in Dazed & Confused Magazine, New York Magazine, TIME Magazine, The Huffington Post, Teen Vogue, and more. His most recent series of self portraits, Tryouts, explores the connections between masculinity, homosexuality, and athleticism. Caruthers holds a bachelor's degree from Parsons The New School for Design '16.
John Edmonds is an artist working in photography who lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. He received his MFA in Photography from Yale University School of Art and his BFA in Photography at the Corcoran School of Arts + Design. He is known for his portrait projects Hoods and All Eyes On Me, where he focused on the performative gesture and self-fashioning of young black men on the streets of America, as well as his evocative portraits of lovers, close friends and strangers. He has held residencies at the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, Light Work & FABRICA: The United Colors of Benneton’s Research Center. Recent exhibitions include tete-a-tete at David Castillo Gallery, Miami, FL, Do You See Me? at the Diggs Gallery at Winston-Salem University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, James Baldwin/Jim Brown & The Children at The Artist’s Institute, New York, NY. His work is in both private and public collections, including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, FOAM Museum Amsterdam Library and the George Eastman House. His forth-coming solo exhibition opens at ltd los angeles in Spring of 2017.
Carla M. Hanzal is Vice President of Public Art at the Arts and Science Council, where she oversees projects to incorporate projects into major Capital Improvement Projects for the City, County and Aviation. For ten years she served as the Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Mint Museum in Charlotte, NC. Hanzal frequently lectures about Modern and contemporary art and serves as a juror for national and regional exhibitions. A recipient of a Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts in the Policy, Planning and Research division, Hanzal also publishes articles about national arts policy and education. Hanzal is currently a trustee of the International Sculpture Center, the publisher of Sculpture magazine.
Artist Submission Information:
Gendered will be a national juried group exhibition featuring 10-15 artists, each of whom will exhibit a selected body of work. We are accepting submissions now thru March 26th. Artists must submit high resolution images of the works submitted, an artist statement, and a CV. The entry fee is $40 for up to 15 works of art from a cohesive body of work. View Artist Contract.
- January 1 - March 26: Entries accepted (UPDATE: Extended thru March 30)
- April 15: Artists notified
- June 3, 4, 10, 11: Artwork drop-off
- June 16: Show opening
- June 28: Artist talk/panel
- July 21: Show Closing
- July 22, 23, 29, 30: Artwork pickup
Curious about last year’s show, '80x80'?
80x80 featured 80 works in honor of Mint Museum's 80th anniversary. The 80 works were selected from over 1100 entries, and spanned a variety of mediums including painting, sculpture, photography, mixed media, video and more. The panel of distinguished jurors included Mary Edith Alexander, curator for Bank of America Corporate Art Program, Grace Cote, Senior Coordinator at Jerald Melberg Gallery, and Lori Kornegay, Curator of Art & Public Engagement at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art.
Check out images from ‘80x80: An Art Show,’ our inaugural show held in June of 2016 at Mint Museum Uptown, attended by over 600 people on opening night. 80x80 was awarded BEST EXHIBITION OF 2016 by Creative Loafing!
80x80 Featured Artists:
Ayako Abe-Miller, Amna Asghar, Amy Bagwell, Andrew Blanchard, William Brown, Amanda Brown, Robert Bubp, Micah Cash, Jong-un Choi, Chris Clamp, Meredith Connelly, Deangalo Dia, Sharon Dowell, RJ Dygert, Johanna Evans-Colley, Anne Fiala, Mark Flowers, Corey Fowler, Brian Gillis, Jamey Gray, Julie Anne Greenberg, Joshua Dudley Greer, Tinashe Gwata, Garrett Hansen, Ian Henderson, Amy Herman, Glenn Holmstrom, Julie Jones, Craig Kaths, Mary Klacza, Kenn Kotara, Anne Lemanski, Betsy Lewis, Alexandra Loesser, Allison Luce, Katrina Majkut, April Marten, Andy McMillan, Nicholas Napoletano, Christopher Owen Nelson, Erik Nohalty, Isaac Payne, Jonathan Pellitteri, Miranda Pfeiffer, Michelle Podgorski, Stacy Rexrode, Ellie Richards, Lynne Riding, Barbara Schreiber, Lila Shull, Sandy Singletary, Clint Sleeper, Sydney Sogol, Matthew Steele, Margaret Strickland, Laura Sussman-Randall, Jaimee Todd, Felicia van Bork, Aric Verrastro, Linda Vista, Jason Watson, Annemarie Weekley, Charles Williams, Holly Wilson, Stephen Wilson, Doohyun Yoon, Liliya Zalevskaya, Xiwen Zhu.