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Hewitt Gallery of Art Opens New Exhibition, ‘Go Figure: The Female Gaze’

November 04, 2019
Go Figure: The Female Gaze, curated by Hallie Cohen, MFA, Professor of Art and Director of the Gallery, presents the work of eleven women artists who are embracing feminism and ecofeminism in order to challenge the traditions of male hegemony in art. 

“My initial idea for Go Figure: The Female Gaze was to reframe the classic film theory of the “male gaze,” explains Cohen. “I searched for a diverse line-up of women artists whose work embodied a more current feminist reading of a “female gaze.”

An opening reception, held on Wednesday, November 6, filled the Gallery with family and friends of the eleven artists, alongside MMC students and faculty eager to examine the variety of mediums throughout the space.

Stunning, intimate portraits by Grace Graupe-Pillard are the first to draw attention as you enter campus, while a row of clocks by Alexandra Rubinstein, all bearing nude male buttocks, add a striking and amusing visual to the College’s first floor gallery.  Conceptual artist E. Jane, who graduated from MMC in 2012, and their ongoing series, #mood exercises, was also included in Go Figure.

“I wanted to have some fun and sexy work in the Hewitt Gallery,” added Cohen. “The opening reception brought together a sassy, smart, and sophisticated group of artists and the MMC community, celebrating their success and paving the way for future connections.” 

View photos from the opening reception below. Many thanks to all of the artists who contributed their artwork to this exciting and special show at MMC.