You can't resist the effect
THE FEMME EFFECT
It happened over 100 years ago, but she’s obsessed with it…
She wakes up on Saturday mornings and wanders the streets looking for thrift stores… Salvation Army outlets… antique shops where she can find some kind of answer.
There is no answer.
Everyone is dead now – and all she has left are these gorgeous boots, pairs and pairs of them, over a hundred years old and scented (she thinks) with the sweat of horses who carried these heroes into bloodshed she can only read about in history books…
She dreams about her obsession… writes letters about it… pulls her friends into dark and intimate corners to wave her hands and explain how she feels.
But there is no explanation.
The closest she has come is by creating the blueprint for an installation piece – a work of art – which will now appear for the first time ever at Sub-Basement Artist Studios.
Her obsession will radiate through the gallery… Visitors will take the elevator two floors down from the street, enter the narrow doorway, and wander toward it, unsure of what it is that’s drawing them…
Will you resist the Femme Effect?
Don’t even try: it’s irresistible… Our current show, Femme Effect, contains this piece and work by other remarkable female artists.
Such as one woman whose art has taken her to a forgotten village in Norway, where she stood beneath a Kool-Aid blue sky and tried to reconcile two separate strains in her painting style…
And another woman whose paintings are based on “anonymous rage,” the same aesthetic philosophy that spawned jazz and carried boxer Jack Johnson to the world championship title in the early twentieth century… and led teenagers in early 1980s New York to bomb subway cars with bubble-lettered graffiti…
Don’t even attempt to resist the Femme Effect – just come check out the show and see what it’s all about…
Featuring artists Jordan Faye Block, Clayton Brant, Helen Elliott, Edna Kurtz Emmet, Arnetta Lee, Valeska Populoh, Amy Sherald, and Lauren Sleat.
It’ll run through March 17th
Portions of proceeds benefit:
Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance
This is your invitation to join us.
Dana Reifler, Curator