Wright Gallery to showcase female perspectives in ‘She Matters’ exhibit

Female artists of color address violence, discrimination, prejudice and additional social issues that face women today in “She Matters,” a multimedia exhibit March 6 – April 26, 2019 at the Wright Gallery, Langford Architecture Center building A on the Texas A&M campus.

Select exhibit artists will explain their work in a walkthrough reception and informal talk 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, March 6 in the gallery.

Inspired by the 2015 news reports on the arrest of Sandra Bland, who died in Waller County Sheriff’s Department custody, exhibit curator Ann Johnson wanted to give a platform to women of color to creatively respond to issues such as family separation, law enforcement brutality, sexual assault and more.

“The show originated out of my desire to give voice to women who have been violated and abused by society,” said Johnson, assistant professor of practice at Prairie View A&M University.

The artists used fabric, plaster, glass, neon and more to express their own narratives and reactions to the treatment of women of color.


Sarah Wilson

posted March 6, 2019