On exhibit in UMass Boston's University Hall Gallery through March 9, HARD: Subversive Representation is a group exhibition that brings together artworks from self-identified female artists who take different approaches to representing female subjects, often through subversive frameworks. With artworks spanning 1923–2018, it argues that contemporary, post-modernist, modernist, and feminist artistic approaches have and continue to expand the dynamism of the feminine image, pushing beyond stereotypical, reductive, and unrealistic visions of women.
This group exhibition contextualizes artists from Boston within a cast of national and international artists of the past and present. Artworks focus on gender politics, identity, and intersectional feminism through figurative and abstract representations. Complex and compelling images and sculptures present depictions of transgender, cisgender, and nongender normative female subjects to expand upon our view of the female experience.
Joan E. Biren
Furen Dai & Bihua Zhan
Ariel Basson Freiberg
Janet Loren Hill
Anabel Vázquez Rodríguez
Del LaGrace Volcano
The exhibit will be open weekdays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. from January 22 to March 9. There will be a reception on February 15 from 6 to 8 p.m.