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The Contemporary Austin Showcases Work of 8 Female Artists in New Exhibit

Catch a number of imaginative works in “IN A DREAM YOU SAW A WAY TO SURVIVE AND YOU WERE FULL OF JOY”

The Contemporary Austin – Jones Center is hosting a magnetic exhibition titled “IN A DREAM YOU SAW A WAY TO SURVIVE AND YOU WERE FULL OF JOY,” showing through February 12, 2023.

The name comes from a work by provocative feminist artist Jenny Holzer, which sets the tone for the themes of the exhibit. The compelling show reflects on critical issues and power dynamics underpinning our society today, while also offering an optimistic outlook towards the future and its possibilities.

Left: “Patriarchy walking the dog with an extend-a-leash” by Clare Rojas
Right: Danielle McKinney’s “Dreamer”

This group exhibition features female artists Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley, Adriana Corral, Ellie Ga, Juliana Huxtable, Tala Madani, Danielle McKinney, Wendy Red Star and Clare Rojas. Each creator challenges cultural norms while possessing their own unique vision, resulting in a wide array of perspectives and mediums including paintings, sculptures, photography and more. The display of intellectually stimulating and visually magnificent pieces are sure to move visitors.

“Today as much as ever, our society needs artists to stimulate dialogue,” says curator Robin K. Williams. “Narrative analysis and the craft of storytelling offer powerful tools to identify and reshape the structures of discourse.”

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