Department of Art

Hannah Smith presents Outcry (He hates it when I mumble) Solo Senior Art Exhibition

Xavier University and the Department of Art are pleased to present a solo exhibition by Senior art major Hannah Smith, April 28-May 13, 2017.

Ms. Smith presents Outcry (He hates it when I mumble), an exhibition that utilizes a variety of mediums to create her body of work.

Ms. Smith states, “My work comments on the state of the female identity in terms of exterior forces that attack this identity. This includes, but is not limited to: abuse, assault, harassment, objectification, dehumanization, and condescension that is deeply ingrained in our everyday society from a long-established patriarchal system.”

She considers her work Womanist or “Lower-case feminist”—a term coined by author and activist, Roxanne Gay—which departs from the negative connotations and historical underrepresentation of women-of-color by popular Feminist thinkers in favor of a more intersectional methodology. While developing this body of work, several artistic characteristics became increasingly important to discussing the female identity, perhaps the most important being incorporation of fiber. Fiber and textiles as a medium has long been considered “women’s work,” by virtue of the textile industry being the initial primary employer of women during the early industrial revolution.

Please join us for the artist reception on Friday, April 28, 6:00-8:00 p.m.