"Consume" by Nancy Slyter.
"Consume" by Nancy Slyter.

Photos: At two local galleries, feminism is as urgent as ever

For this week's art review, Westword critic Michael Paglia focused on feminism in two simultaneous shows at Ice Cube Gallery and Pirate: Contemporary Art. And before even analyzing their art, he offered up this apology: "I was wrong. Apparently, the subject of feminist art is as urgent and relevant now as it was back in the '70s, when it first appeared." For his full conclusions, read Paglia's review. In the meantime, continue reading for examples of the art that made him do a mental double-take.

"Swimming to Find an Unspeakable Sound" by Holly Johnson.
"Swimming to Find an Unspeakable Sound" by Holly Johnson.
"The Blank Mood of Haunched Limbs" by Holly Johnson.
"The Blank Mood of Haunched Limbs" by Holly Johnson.
"Galoshes" by Jennifer Harrington.
"Galoshes" by Jennifer Harrington.
"Contemplating a Dark Room" by Christine Buchsbaum.
"Contemplating a Dark Room" by Christine Buchsbaum.
"A Feather from Freud's Pillow" by Rebecca Vaughan.
"A Feather from Freud's Pillow" by Rebecca Vaughan.
Photos: At two local galleries, feminism is as urgent as ever
Rebecca Vaughan and Margaret Neumann
The gallery view for "Swank [fool]."
The gallery view for "Swank [fool]."
Photos: At two local galleries, feminism is as urgent as ever
Photos: At two local galleries, feminism is as urgent as ever
"Flat Broke" by Theresa Anderson.
"Flat Broke" by Theresa Anderson.
"Floral Foam and Disco Balls" by Theresa Anderson.
"Floral Foam and Disco Balls" by Theresa Anderson.
"Mr. Rager" by Theresa Anderson.
"Mr. Rager" by Theresa Anderson.
Photos: At two local galleries, feminism is as urgent as ever
Theresa Anderson
Photos: At two local galleries, feminism is as urgent as ever
Theresa Anderson

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