As We See It and What the Constitution Means to Me

477 West Spring Street, Fayetteville

As We See It and What the Constitution Means to Me

January 20, 2024 - March 5, 2024

Lourdes Valverde, Behnaz Sohrabian, Juliana Duque

Reception February 8, 2024 at 6pm at T2.

In most cultures, women begin as girls to see that their entire future depends on the success of their effort to fit within parameters that afford few if any human rights. Those rights include the right to choose, to vote, to work, to have agency over their bodies, and to have human equality in the society where they live and sometimes die. How much right to live a reasonable and free life does a young girl envision when faced with the entrenched fallacy of having been created from a man’s rib?
Valverde, Duque, and Sohrabian are three long-represented Art Ventures artists who saliently tell the facts about where women are placed in the rubric of most cultures around the globe in contemporary times, including in the United States. Their visual tales reflect the subjugation or marginalization of women in intellectual, physical, emotional, and in many other large and small ways at home and, if not there, in the larger society. As We See It explores and reflects the many ways women represent awareness of skewed rules and their push back against marginalization.