Sister Outsider

press release

December 9, 2016-January 29, 2017
Opening reception Friday, December 9, 6-9

“In order to perpetuate itself, every oppression must corrupt or distort those various sources of power within the culture of the oppressed that can provide energy for change.”

-Audre Lorde, Uses of the Erotic: The Erotic as Power

Kiran Chandra, Louis Fratino, Katya Grokhovsky, Eric Hibit, Gina Malek, Nikki Maloof, Troy Michie, Cristina de Miguel, Carrie Moyer, Jasmine Murrell, Amanda Pohan, Katie Rubright, Logan Sibrel, Michael Stamm, Rachel Sussman, Simone Thompson, Miguel Villalobos, Rebecca Ward, Peter Williams, Alejandro Yoshii 

Underdonk is pleased to announce Sister Outsider, a show of protest and solidarity. The exhibition features artists working in a range of media, all belonging to communities that have been directly threatened by Donald Trump’s divisive campaign rhetoric, his intended policies, and his unconscionable cabinet appointments.

The exhibition borrows its name from poet and activist Audre Lorde’s powerful and apposite compilation of essays and speeches, originally published in 1984. The texts date from 1976-1984, and raise awareness around issues of homophobia, racism, ageism, classism, sexism, and heterosexism. Lorde’s writing varies in tone, moving from anger directed at oppressive systems designed to benefit only the inveterate white male patriarchy, to frustration with the activists around her, fighting “between ourselves over who is the more oppressed, instead of seeing those areas in which our causes are the same.”

Lorde is ardently hopeful, and writes beautifully about her certainty that oppressed classes can wield enormous power and effect lasting change, but that first we must acknowledge and celebrate—rather than ignore or fear—our many differences.

A portion of proceeds will be donated to the Center for Reproductive Rights and the Southern Poverty Law Center. 

1329 Willoughby Ave #211
Brooklyn, NY 11237
L train to Jefferson St

Gallery Hours:
Saturday and Sunday, 1-6pm

Closed December 24-25
Closed December 31-January 1

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