SITElab 14: May Stevens: Mysteries, Politics and Seas of Words
SITE Santa Fe presents May Stevens: Mysteries, Politics and Seas of Words, a survey of the career of the internationally recognized painter May Stevens (1924-2019). The exhibition includes Stevens’ work from 1970 to 2010, exploring her roles as a feminist artist and political activist. She was a founding member of Heresies: A Feminist Publication on Art and Politics and the Guerrilla Girls. Throughout her seventy-year career, Stevens made art to combat social injustice and bring about change, elevating the silenced voices of women throughout history. In the last years of her studio practice, she focused on meaningful landscapes, some local. Stevens lived in El Dorado, New Mexico from 1997 until her death in 2019.
May Stevens: Mysteries, Politics and Seas of Words joins exhibitions at other cultural institutions around the country to participate in the Feminist Art Coalition (FAC). FAC fosters collaborations between arts institutions that aim to make public their commitment to social justice and structural change. It seeks to generate cultural awareness of feminist thought, experience, and action.
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This project is supported in part by New Mexico Arts, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, and by the National Endowment for the Arts.