“19.5%” is a group exhibition curated by Chelsey Luster that showcases works
by Chris Friday, Chloe Pinero, Jessica S. Oler, Hysterical Men, Nikki D’Agostino, Lucy H.
West, Gabe Loredo, Annalise Yuri Murphy, Jacqueline White, Shelby Fleming, Autumn
Wallace, Alezendria Decking, Kelley Prevard, Alfiatul Nurdin, Francena Ottley, and
Gerald Brown. The works in this exhibition are responding to the increase of women in
congress as a result of the 2018 midterm elections and will be held at Little Berlin
The election results were a monumental moment for women in the U.S. and
symbolized a collective hope for more gender equality. Even though there are more
women than ever in congress, women only make up 19.5% of the total number of
elected representatives. This exhibition aims to remind viewers that the project of
representation remains incomplete and that a change in politics will have to be driven
by an articulation and visibility of new needs and experiences.
This exhibition creates a space for these women artists to challenge what
women empowerment can look like, vocalize their own political views, and to start
critical conversations as we enter 2020, the year of the presidential election.
The opening reception will take place on Friday, September 6th, 2019 and the
closing reception with an artist panel discussion will take place on Saturday, September
P.S. Outside of these dates the show will be open weekly on Sundays from 10-4pm