"Hit Me, Baby, One More Time" Exhibition, Panel Discussion

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 3:00pm to 4:00pm

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Hit Me, Baby, One More Time exhibition celebrates Women’s History Month 2020 with three women artists, Rachel Kalman, Song Watkins Park and Taylor Yocom. The exhibition is the space where empowers female subjectivity and encourages, supports, and embraces the art practice by women artists.

Rachel Kalman’s paintings are full of notions of representation. She is fascinated by the impossible tasks we ask of inanimate, decorative objects and works to generate still lifes that subvert their own historical, moralistic authority; confounding the relationship between kitsch and art, banality and power. Originally from Canyon, CA, Rachel graduated with her MFA from Washington University in St. Louis and currently paints and teaches in the St. Louis area.

Song Watkins Park born in Changwon, South Korea, currently lives and works in St. Louis, Missouri. Song received her BFA in drawing and painting at the University of Iowa in 2016, and received MFA in visual arts at Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts, Washington University in St. Louis in 2018. Song explores the idea of femininity in her studio practice. She examines the gestures within objects, images, and process of making that connote femininity. She uses materials such as cotton fabrics, fabric trims, artificial flowers and resin charms that has been having close relationship with her female identity to decorate, collage, paint, and sew with the painting of figures in the domestic scene.

Taylor Yocom (b. 1992, Des Moines) holds a BFA in Photography from the University of Iowa and an MFA in Visual Art from Washington University in St. Louis’s Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts. Her photography and video based practice explores the gender performativity of femininity - particularly “female niceness” – through tropes of performance and an overload of pink. Most notably, her photography series Guarded has been covered in dozens of media outlets such as Huffpost and Buzzfeed. She has given lectures about the work and exhibited the series on college campuses across the United States. Recently, she was included in the 2018 HTMlles Biennial Festival in Montreal and was in residence at the Cite Internationale des Arts in Paris.

Artists: Rachel Kalman, Song Watkins Park, Taylor Yocom

Date: 3/9-5/12, 2020

Location: Theatre Gallery

Panel Discussion: Wed 3/18/20 1:30-2:30pm

Location: Theatre gallery at Terry M. Fischer Theatre, St. Louis Community College - Florissant Valley campus.

Gallery Hours: By appointment, please contact EShultis@stlcc.edu

Panel Discussion is open to public.

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