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:
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.