Influenced by the cultures of her upbringing, Italian-American artist Monica Lundy, Investigates the histories of disenfranchised communities—specifically women who have been deemed inferior or called “deviant” for being too liberal. Growing up in Saudi Arabia, a country that is known for gender inequality, Lundy has experienced the double effects of feeling marginalized as a woman and foreigner in another country. As well, Lundy extracts the histories of women’s disenfranchised from her own Italian heritage—focusing on the archival documentation of women’s incarceration and mistreatment during the fascist regime of Mussolini. Lundy is driven by bringing awareness to the socio-political issues and ideologies that have marginalized groups throughout time and lends a voice to the women who have been deprived of their rights for centuries—all of which still holds relevance today.
Opening reception Friday, October 15, from 5-7 pm.