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Ceres Gallery
547 West 27th St Suite 201 New York, NY 10001




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January 3 - 28, 2017
Gallery I

Women Under Siege: Its Happening Right Here
curated by Susan Grabel

Thursday, January 5, 6-8pm

Women Under Siege

Women Under Siege addresses the sexism and misogyny ­ contained in laws across the country being used against women.

Women are under siege from misguided legislatures and law enforcement agencies in many parts of the country. Under the guise of protecting the fetus, women are being persecuted, forced to undergo unwanted and unwarranted medical procedures, confined against their will to hospitals, imprisoned for having miscarriages as well as for using substances while pregnant even if, like methadone, they are prescribed by a doctor. Women are being punished for the outcome of their pregnancies and the potential life of a fetus is deemed more important than the life and well-being of the mother.

Women are also under siege by an antiquated criminal justice system that does not take into account the realities of domestic abuse and its impact over the course of time.
Child abuse laws are being manipulated so that abused women are being punished because they couldn't protect their children and often given more jail time than their abusers.

Susan Grabel chose the stories of 25 women whose circumstances illustrate these issues. She invited artists to create an artwork in response to them.
Participating artists: Pauline Chernichaw, Loren Dann, Anne Drager, Everet, Phyllis Featherstone, Susan Grabel, Melanie Hickerson, Elizabeth Featherstone Hoff, Judith Hugentobler, Mary Anne Kinsella, Marilyn Kiss, Helen Klebesadel, Stephanie Kosinski, Marjorie Kramer, Tania Kravath, Barbara Lubliner Lynne Mayocole, Ann Marie McDonnell, Christine Mottau, Denise Mumm, Perri Neri, Ruth Bauer Neustadter, Kristi Pfister, Rhoda Pierce, Elizabeth Downer Riker

January 3 - 28, 2017
Gallery II

Francine Perlman
Doors Open, Doors Close

Thursday, January 5, 6-8pm

Doors Open/Doors Close

For Gallery II, artist Francine Perlman presents an installation, Doors Open, Doors Close that speaks to the plight of women who have escaped domestic violence only to find themselves in shelters and often in poverty. Doors, some open and some closed, are the main supporting and thematic element of the installation. Not immediately visible: collages and text made by women living in domestic violence shelters, during workshops given by the artist.

Special Event
January 11
, 2017

Women Under Siege:
Sexism in the Criminal Justice System

Panel discussion

Join us for this timely and informative discussion with Lynn Paltrow, Jennifer Johnson, Gail T. Smith, Colby Thompson, Margaret Ngunang and Linda Lopez.

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Upcoming: January 31 - February 25, 2017

Womens Caucus on Art at Ceres Gallery:
wage on! women, money and art

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