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HEROINE

December 9, 2015 – January 24, 2016

Elizabeth Houston Gallery is proud to present Heroine, a group photography exhibition that calls into question both societal perceptions and artistic depictions of women.

In contrast to the overtly sexualized and fetishized super-heroines, we are familiar with in comic books, cartoons, and cinema, the women of this exhibition are unexpected heroines whose feats include overcoming sexism, human trafficking, abuse, racism, and gender inequalities. Simultaneously powerful and vulnerable, these portraits celebrate the struggles and triumphs of women everywhere.

Featuring the work of ten artists, Marc Bushelle, Hossein Fatemi, Samantha Geballe, Amy Jorgensen, Patricia Lay-Dorsey, Gina LeVay, Ruth McDowall, Mariette Pathy Allen, Dana Popa, and Ash Thayer, Heroine explores the human condition and the different facets of womanhood through narrative context.

Bushelle’s portraiture of his daughter dressed as Yuri Kochiyama, a lifelong human rights advocate… more