SHEROS at H.P.F, Christopher

August 6th - 24th, 2015

SHEROS is an homage to our role models, mentors and muses. SHEROS at HPF Christopher is the second incarnation of the SHEROS project; the first, last year, having taken place in Tokyo, Japan. This exhibition will consist of letters written by Japanese participants (with their English translations) to their female heroes and letters by select artists to their female heroes with accompanying portraits.

Visitors can participate in the SHEROS project by coming in to write their own letter to share during the exhibit. The intention is to create a space to contemplate and publicly acknowledge what we value and appreciate in one another, and also more subtly, in ourselves. It is an opportunity to say “thank you” to those who have shaped our lives and our work. In exhibiting the letters by Japanese visitors to the first installment of SHEROS, we hope viewers will find cross-cultural connections with their overseas counterparts.

 

Portrait of Harnaam Kaur by Allyson Mellberg-Taylor

 

 

Portrait of Amy Goodman by Jeremy Taylor

 

Below is a newest SHEROS project contribution by Bronwyn C. celebrating Valerie Solanis:

Dear Valerie Solanis,

You were the first woman I knew who expressed feminism in some way other than carrying signs or singing folk songs. Your S.C.U.M. (Society for Cutting Up Men) manifesto changed that way I looked at gender relations forever. I’m sorry you shot Andy Warhol, but when they put the statue of him in Union Square, I tried to make a statue of you pointing a gun at him to put next to it. I didn’t get it finished in time, though. :(

-Bronwyn C.
August 2015

Sheros is an ongoing project curated by Jennifer Armbrust and Hanna Fushihara Aron that will evolve and grow with the addition of new letters written at each exhibition.

H.P.F, CHRISTOPHER is a jewelry and home goods boutique located in the West Village of New York City at 98 Christopher.