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IN PERSON The Feminine Perception: Beauty and Nonsense

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  • Sep. 10, 2020 through Oct. 04, 2020, Mon-Fri 10am-4pm; Sat 1-4pm
  • 27 South Greenbush Rd., WEST NYACK
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Join Rockland Center for the Arts for The Feminine Perception: Beauty and Nonsense. Leslie Fandrich is a feminist interdisciplinary artist and writer. She tells stories of the feminine deploying collage, by drawing connections to the boundaries of the female body and the ways in which women are viewed – or not viewed – in today’s society and media. Working with a wide range of printed media, including maps, vintage newspapers, fabric patterns, old book pages, music sheets, advertising ephemera and images of women appropriated from fashion, her works appear both modern and timeless. They are primarily figurative: however, rich and textured backgrounds are built up with various techniques that are often abstract and open to interpretation. Fictional tropes taken from movies and books often serve as her titles. Through them she explores the ways in which our visual language has provided a disservice to more than half the human population. Her intent is to question and transform the way women are respected in our culture and reflected in our media. Questions she asks are: What do women need to do to hold power? How do powerful women make others feel? How does feminism intersect with racism, gender roles and other forms of oppression? How do women increase their value in a society that frequently de-values them? In 2020, Fandrich launched A Red Space, a resource for artists focused on contemporary art and feminist art history which highlights exhibitions, studio visits and books featuring self-identifying women artists and marginalized identities. Free to the general public, the gallery is open by appointment only. There will be a limit on visitors in the space at all times, in alignment with current social distancing protocols. Visitors are required to wear masks upon entering RoCA and while in the gallery. To schedule a visit or for more information contact: Rockland Center for the Arts, 845-358-0877,


27 South Greenbush Rd.