Re-Framing the Feminine at the Girls' Club Collection

From Nov 6, 2011 through Sept 30, 2012.

Re-Framing the Feminine demonstrates the varied strategies employed by female photographers to frame their experiences using the technology of film photography and digital media. Curated by Dina Mitrani, Miami-based photography curator and gallerist, Re-Framing the Feminine will include approximately fifty works.
Its aim is to demonstrate what is particularly female in the capture and/or construction of a photographic image. The fluidity women experience as both subjects and objects in the photographic field is significant.

A catalog with an essay by writer and lecturer Vicki Goldberg will accompany this exhibition which defines women as dynamic image makers using a medium in relentless flux.

Artists included in the exhibition are Julie Blackmon, Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons, Rineke Dijkstra, GisMO, Nan Goldin, Courtney Johnson, Brenda Anne Kenneally, Sally Mann, Lori Nix, Peggy Levison Nolan, Catherine Opie, Kristine Potter, Cindy Sherman, Zoe Strauss, Mickalene Thomas, Jo Ann Walters, Gillian Wearing and others.

Re-Framing the Feminine Events

Chick Flicks
Screenings of feature films and documentaries spotlighting cinematic treatments of female artists. First film up, photographer Cindy Sherman’s directorial effort, Office Killer, made in 1997 and a cult hit. An open call for local South Florida female film and video artists to screen short films will be announced. Check www.girlsclubcollection.org for dates.

Re-Framing the Feminine Catalog Launch
The catalog for Re-Framing the Feminine is designed by Miami graphic designers Lemon Yellow, and includes essays by curator and Miami gallerist Dina Mitrani, and photography writer and lecturer Vicki Goldberg. Color illustrations of forty works from the exhibition. Catalog launch event to be scheduled in February 2012. Publication of the catalog is made possible with a grant from the Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation.

Artist’s Web project
In conjunction with Re-Framing the Feminine, Girls’ Club presents a project for the web by South Florida film and video artist Moira Holohan.

Creative Writing Workshops
Girls’ Club Writer-in-Residence Denise Delgado will teach a four-session workshop in November and December 2011 using Re-Framing the Feminine to jumpstart creative writing.

Artists in Action!
Now in its third year, Girls’ Club’s popular series of behind the scenes talks and demonstrations by local artists will feature four female artists working in photography and digital imaging. Held on four Friday nights in Spring 2012, Marina Font, Ania Moussawel, Peggy Levison Nolan and Odalis Valdivieso will share their inspirations and unique creative processes with the public, free of charge, inspiring lively discussion. At each event, Girls’ Club will present a limited edition affordable artist multiple for sale. This year, a workshop with each artist will also be offered on Saturday afternoons. Student discounts available.

Opening Reception: Saturday, November 5, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Hours Wed – Fri, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m., other times by appointment.

Art Basel Miami Beach hours:
Monday, Nov 28 – Tuesday, Dec 6, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Girls’ Club Collection
117 NE 2nd Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
954.828.9151
www.girlsclubcollection.org

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