Here’s what’s happening Today in the 914, according to Westchester Woman:
1.) Jump into the mind of Westchester Artist and Art Historian Marcy B. Freedman as she presents works past and present at Peekskill’s Open Studio event on June 4 and 5 at her studio at 1006 Brown Street from noon to 5 p.m.
Stop by and check out collages, photographs, sculptures and other visual media, including her videos “An Open Book” and “100 Reasons to Eat Something,” which she worked on with other artists. Freedman, a Croton-on-Hudson resident, is also collaborating with other artists, by performing at a gala fundraiser, by participating in group exhibitions, and by presenting a public lecture.
You can catch Freedman’s work at the Chashama Gala Fundraiser at 4 Times Square where she will present a new piece called “Trust the Tiger.” For an exhibition at SIA Gallery called “The Art of Peekskill,” she has re-worked old images to create a new work called “Surveillance,” which will be on view through June 12 at 1 South Division Street in Peekskill. Ten of Freedman’s digital works are also on display at the Katonah Museum Artists’ Association exhibition at Schoolhouse Theater Gallery, 3 Owens Rd. in Croton Falls through June 26.
You might remember Freedman as one of the 11 female artists currently featured in ArtsWestchester’s spring exhibit, SHE: Deconstructing Female Identity, who created a phenomenal performance piece that explores female identity through our clothing choices. You can check out Freedman’s “You Are What You Wear” exhibit through June 25 at The Exchange in White Plains through June 25. She’s the one holding the sign!
She will also present a lecture “OFFENSIVE: Images of Women in 20th Century Advertising” on June 18 at the gallery.
“While preparing a performance piece called “Is it true blondes have more fun?” I asked female friends and acquaintances to share advertising images that they found offensive,” explains Freedman. “As I reviewed the shocking images they sent to me, I realized that I wanted to learn more, and I began to research the history of advertising in our country. In addition to an abundance of inappropriately sexualized imagery, I found a plethora of other insulting approaches to the depiction of women in the print media of the 20th century.”
You can reach Marcy at (914) 271 5891, email to firstname.lastname@example.org and see examples of her work at marcybfreedman.com.
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