September 14 - November 9, 2017
Reception: 6-8pm, September 14, 2017
Curated by Anne Bray, Director of Freewaves, Los Angeles
DIS…MISS is Cypress College Art Gallery’s first group exhibition that centers on today’s evolving perceptions of gender and feminism. The exhibition includes nuanced imagery and videos, which confront persistent inequalities and stereotypes in our contemporary culture.
Thirty-Five of the artworks commissioned by Freewaves for the DIS…MISS project will be included in the exhibition. These artworks were created by leading Los Angeles artists including: April Bey, Buki Bodunrin, boychild, Cassils, Chan & Mann, Alexandra Grant, Micol Hebron, Thinh Nguyen, Roya Falahi, Mail Order Brides, Gloria Maria Guadalupe Moran, Meena Nanji, Caress Reeves, and Shizu Saldamando, and others.
In addition to the exhibition, the Cypress College Gallery will host related events every Wednesday, from 2-3pm, throughout the run of the exhibition. These events will include workshops, performances, panel discussions, readings, and artist lectures hosted by students and faculty from a variety of programs, clubs, and departments across campus
September 20, 2017 at 2pm - Dance Department Performance
September 27, 2017 at 2pm – Honors Program Reading & Discussion
October 4, 2017 at 2pm – Art History Program Presentation
October 11, 2017 at 2pm – Music Department Performance & Discussion
October 18, 2017 at 2pm – L.E.A.D. Program Presentation
October 25, 2017 at 2pm – Artists Lectures
November 1, 2017 at 2pm – English Department Poetry Reading
November 8, 2017 at 2pm – Discussion with Curator
Students will also be presenting related creative responses to the exhibition in our new Community Workshop Space located in the gallery. Participating departments and programs include Photography, MAD, Art, and Art History. Additionally, Library and Resource Center Faculty in collaboration with English Department faculty organized an exhibition-themed reading area, also located in the Community Workshop Space.