These Provocative Portraits Celebrate ‘Feral Women’

by Erika W. Smith

Katrina del Mar, Suzy Hotrod in her living room, Brooklyn 2011, Chromogenic Print on metallic paper 50 x 70 in.

Feminist photographer and artist Katrina del Mar will premiere a new solo exhibition next month. Titled “Feral Women,” the exhibition shows new and archival work in several different mediums — photo portraits, filmed portraits, black velvet paintings and drawings — that reveals Katrina’s obsession with “women expressing wildness, sometimes overt, sometimes subtle, is a manifestation of innate power. The high hard femme, the bad girl, the rocker, the biker, the surfer-selkie, are icons of a new feminist pantheon.”

You can catch “Feral Women/Filmed Portraits” at New York’s Prince Street Project Space with programming administered by the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art from December 9th through December 11th, 2016, with a few special events listed below. For now, you can catch a few portraits from the exhibit here:


unnamed copy copy copy copy copy copy copyKatrina del Mar, Jade with gold nails, 2016 Oil Pastels & gold leaf on black paper 22 x 30 in.

unnamed-1 copy copyKatrina del Mar, Sophie, Iron Maiden, 2016 Oil Pastels on black paper, 22 x 30”

Feral Women / Filmed Portraits

December 9, 2016 through December 11, 2016

Opening Reception: Friday, December 9, 2016 6-8pm

Tough Girls and Lucid Dreamers (live reading & music): Saturday, December 10 6-8pm Film Screening: Sunday, December 11, 2016 6-8 pm

Prince Street Project Space 127B Prince Street, NYC
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