Public Debt to the Suffragette by Mary Coss
Mary Coss uses seductive imagery and poetic humor to explore stories of our times. Mixed materials of cast bronze, sewn window screen, and argon lights create metaphorical narratives, landing somewhere between the familiar and the uncomfortable. What at first seems understood, transforms with more study to unveil challenging layers of thought and interpretation.
Looking back at women throughout history, I see how far we have come in some regards, yet how little has changed in others. History repeats itself, unfortunately. I see a crucial fourth wave feminist movement in the making. This work is my contribution to the conversation. Public Debt to the Suffragette reflects on the times of 1913 through the eyes of 2013. The very year that congressional representatives are limiting women’s rights to control their bodies is exactly 100 years after Margaret Sanger initiated what would become Planned Parenthood. I was inspired to seize the female body and use it as a statement about seduction, power, and control; and to question social mores of gender.
The exhibition is ongoing now and will be end on February 15. If you are planning to travel to Seattle or you are already there, go and see her works for yourself. Also you can have a conversation with the artist at January 23. Check more information in Mary’s website and our Women Artists of the World website ;)
Remember! You can’t miss talk with her on Thursday, January 23 at 6 pm.
Artist Talk: Thursday, January 23 at 6 pm
Artist Receptions: Thursday, January 23 at 5-8
1st Thursdays January 2 and February 6, 5-8 pm
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Seattle, WA 98104
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