BY Erika W. Smith
on Sep 28, 2015
Do oil paintings make you think of The Mona Lisa or The Venus Of Urbino? Artist Janet Bruesselbach is modernizing the medium with a series of gorgeous, full-body oil portraits of transgender women called Daughters Of Mercury.
With the goal of “celebrating the beauty and diversity of trans women,” Bruesselbach is currently running her second fundraiser for the project on Indiegogo. Read More
BY kaya payseno
on Sep 22, 2015
Be in conversation with art and each other: Harlem United presents con-vHER-sa-tions, an interactive art exhibition benefitting the Alliance for Lupus Research and Endometriosis Foundation of America.
Visitors will be encouraged to interact with the art, in various ways, including adding to certain pieces. The works address a plurality of issues having to do with womanhood centering around health and body image. Read More
BY kaya payseno
on Sep 18, 2015
Before froyo and studio apartments that cost more a month than any car I will ever own, the Lower East Side was home to those with no other housing options. Though almost uninhabitable, the then dilapidated and abandoned buildings became a haven for a vibrant community of squatters who worked to make them livable.
Photographer Ash Thayer found herself entering this world, like many others, through force of circumstance. No money. No options. Read More
BY Ellyn Kail
on Sep 08, 2015
It’s safe to say that artist and journalist Alexandra Penney is a bit of a feminist powerhouse. Not only did she create the iconic pink ribbon for breast cancer awareness, but her work has returned time and again to women’s issues, whether she’s serving at the helm of Self Magazine or making photographs of blowup sex dolls as commentary on women and objectification. Throughout her fine-art career, she has continued to revisit one other subject: flora. Read More
BY Holiday Black
on Sep 03, 2015
Lately, our great nation has had some up and downs with feminism. We’ve seen blows to abortion rights, birth control access and equal pay, and the recoil of protections against domestic violence. In 2012, Liora K decided to do something about it. She reached for her camera. She wanted something that could be shared quickly, something that was easy to understand.
Liora’s work stems from a belief in intersectional feminism, and seeks to highlight women from a variety of backgrounds, races, and sizes. “Women are varied and diverse. Read More
There is no denying the lack of people (especially women) of color in art work. White women are aplenty, however – Mona Lisa, the Girl with the Pearl Earring, and The Birth of Venus, to name a few. That lack of diversity needs to change – it's the 21st Century, for crying out loud.
Thankfully, the Art Hoe Collective exists, and their aim is to change art for the better. In an interview with Buzzfeed, co-founder Jam, explains women of color in art are usually hyper-sexualized, "whether it be in music, paintings, photographs. Read More
To all the females who walk the streets of New York in fear of getting catcalled, this mural is for you.
The mural, created by artists Danielle McDonald and Jazmine Hayes, will be revealed in full on August 28 at 10 a.m. next to a Food Bazaar Supermarket in the Bedford-Stuyvesant area of Brooklyn.
As depicted in the teaser above, this form of sexual harassment is not a compliment and it needs to be stopped. Although a mural is hardly the end-all to the problem, it does detail the reality of what it's like to be a woman in the city and is a start nonetheless. Read More
BY BUST Magazine
on Aug 13, 2015
Draw Inspiration from Sun-Drenched Spots this Summer with this Hot Stuff
Wear your art on your sleeves with palm prints from Aussie brand Gorman.
Greenhouse Shirt, $189 AUD, Gormanshop.com.au
Handcrafted specs to shade your peepers from the sun.
Maple Wood Sunglasses In Skinny Teal, $70, tmbrs.com
Exotic fruits and organic ingredients to keep your body beautiful.
Brazilian Mango Grapefruit Solid Perfume, $9, Pacificabeauty.com; Lemon Body Lotion, $9, Organicfactory.etsy.com
Have a good hair day, even in the heat, with a spotty scarf. Read More
BY Alexa Salvato
on Jul 20, 2015
Retro pin-ups can be cute or sexy, classy or silly. However, one thing they’re usually not is scary. But with artist Eva Stenram’s alterations, you might not ever be able to look at pin-up photos the same way again.
In Stenram’s series “Parts,” she edits photos by leaving the whole background, but removing every part of the featured woman from the scene—except one leg.
Stenram explains her intent in her artist’s statement: "The leg becomes a kind of prop or decoration within the interior…. Read More
on May 13, 2015
Looking for something to do in Brooklyn tonight? Check out "Another Fucking Group Show," 8 'til late at Superchief Gallery on 66 Greenpoint Ave. The bands start at 9 pm, and you can check out the crazy installations from artists in the Frontal Labatomy space all night. Seriously, get there if you can. Read More