F213 Exhibition Opening Reception
Artists Provide the Imagery, Writers Respond
April 13 – May 11, 2019
Women are rising. In unprecedented numbers and with ever-increasing volume, women are taking their outrage to the streets, to the press, and to the ballot box. As more and more women are openly voicing their fury about state-sanctioned abuses of power, the exhibition F213 spotlights strong and bold artistic expressions of feminist protest.
F213 is short for Fahrenheit 213, one degree above the boiling point of blood. This exhibition is presented by the Northern California Women’s Caucus for Art, a nonprofit organization. F213 is not about victimhood, making nice, or powerlessness. It is about women united in protest.
Each artist participating in F213 boldly expresses her outrage about today’s misogyny, discrimination, and loss of hard-won civil rights in the United States, such as reproductive choice, freedom from unlawful detention, protection from police brutality, environmental protection, safety from gun violence, and more. And, in a unique twist, a writer is paired with the artist and adds her response.
Curated by NCWCA’s feminist curatorial collective led by Tanya Augsburg, Ph.D., Professor of Humanities and Liberal Studies, San Francisco State University, F213 brings together a diverse and inclusive mix of multicultural, intersectional, multigenerational feminist artists and writers to express their concerns and offer insights to remedy current injustices and atrocities.