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Whitney Bradshaw: OUTCRY

On view now through October 3, 2022

 

Opening Reception with Artist Q+A: September 7th, 4pm - 6pm

Scream Sessions on Campus: September 8th and 9th - please register below

 

OUTCRY January 20, 2018 - Present: In 2018, in response to the rise of a predator to the highest office in the land, the long history of silencing of womxn and girls, and in an effort to continue to propel the #metoo movement forward, I began making portraits of womxn screaming. Through this social practice project, I provide womxn space where they can practice speaking up and out for themselves. I also offer a space for them to be heard, supported, encouraged, and celebrated.

I invite groups of womxn who don't know one another to gather together, effectively expanding our community while providing support for one another as we bravely let out feelings that have been silenced or dismissed in our culture. The sessions are empowering, therapeutic, and fun!

It's important to me that a very diverse group of womxn is represented in the project. I do this to create a space for intersectional empathy and understanding while giving voice to as many womxn as possible. In addition, I hope to ensure that when a womxn views the project, they can see someone like themselves in it. I hope the work empowers womxn who participate in OUTCRY and those who view it to speak up for themselves whenever they need to. Most importantly, I hope the work encourages all viewers to listen to, believe, support, care for, and above all, respect womxn and girls.

I began this project on the night of the Women's March 2018. Since then, I have photographed over 400 womxn letting it all out. When seen together, these intimate representations of our individual power and expression become a monumental act of collective resistance.

 

 

Sign up for our scream sessions using the button below. You can only attend if you've registered. Seats are limited and registration is a first come, first served basis. Once all seats are assigned, registration will close.

 

 

 

 

 

About the Gallery

Over the years, guest artists exhibiting at the gallery have come from as far away as Kuwait and as close to home as Philadelphia. The gallery has hosted exhibits of traditional watercolors from China, carved masks and totems from the Yoruba culture of West Africa, Batiks from Belorussia, and handcrafted ceramics and glassware from Italy. We have served as an inaugural venue for young artists and provided an exhibition space for talented older citizens whose discovery of the artist within came much later in life.

All exhibits are open to the public and are free of charge.

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Gallery Location
Connelly Center, 2nd Floor
800 Lancaster Ave.,
Villanova PA

Hours
Mon - Fri: 8 AM - 7 PM
Weekend: 11 AM - 7PM

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