"Savages (Parada)" by Anna Cruz
This weekend brings the second Agencies exhibition, a show of work by women (cis and trans) addressing women’s experiences in the South, including photography, paintings, drawings, installation, performance, video and the spoken and written word. In their words:
AGENCIES (June 2015) will feature curated artworks by cis and trans women that critically examines subjects shaded by the Stars and Bars, concentrating on interactions with identities of race, class, and religion in addition to those of sex and gender, considered within a geohistorical context.
We're pretty fucking proud that our community has birthed this arts group. The women of Agencies, a feminist collective that produces periodic art shows and zines, came together in a closed Facebook group that sought to discuss and support experiences of sexism in Orlando. But like the mighty Athena springing out of that couldn't-keep-it-in-his-pants dope Zeus' brow, Agencies has moved past its origins and become a fully fledged force in its own right. Their February show
broke through barriers and brought together subtle work by accomplished artists with barely shaped, raw personal expression in an electrifying display.
The group now plans quarterly exhibitions and small-run publications. We look forward to every fierce and tender show; men and women of Orlando, you should too.
AGENCIES SPRING ART SHOW
8 p.m.-midnight Friday and Saturday, June 12 and 13 | The Space, 1206 E. Colonial Drive | free
Featuring work by:
Vanessa Barros Andrade
Amirah Smith (Aceherb)
Interactive performance by Betsy Johnson both nights.