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Girl on Guy: the object of my desire
curated by Marci Rae McDade

September 27 - November 3 , 2007
Opening Reception: September 27th, 5-8 pm
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Loving men and being a feminist is not a contradiction, yet many women artists today rarely express an unabashed desire for men in their work. Girl on Guy: the object of my desire presents evidence of a passionate and sincere feminine perspective, repositioning the term “feminist” as it relates to current artistic practices. Featuring many Chicago artists, this exhibition promises to engage the national dialogue of feminism and all of its attached negative and positive stereotypes from a Midwestern point of view, while physically engaging the public in a series of related events. Accompanying catalog includes an essay by Amelia Jones.

D. Denenge Akpem
Sally Alatalo
Torreyanna Barley
Stephanie Brooks
Orly Cogan (image credit)
Anna Fidler
Jane Fisher
Oriana Fox
Pia Guerra
Julia Hechtman
Inge Hoonte
Sarah Anne Johnson
Riva Lehrer
Heather McAdams
Cynthia Plaster Caster
Dawn Reed
Claire Rojas
Betsabeé Romero
Melanie Schiff
Keiler Sensenbrenner
Sylvia Sleigh (image credit)
Stacia Yeapanis
Mary Lou Zelazny

Performance and Program Schedule

Thursday, September 27 th, 5-8pm
Opening Reception and Dueling Desires dj set with Dawn Reed and Carl Warnick, 6:30-8pm

Saturday, September 29 th, 2 -4pm
Performances and Gallery Talk
2pm Bruised Orange Theater Company performs Memoirs of a Statue
3pm Gallery Talk with Curator, Marci Rae McDade

Thursday, October 11 th, 5:30-8pm
Talk the Walk
A curatorial tour of Columbia College Chicago's gallery spaces in conjunction with Chicago Artists' Month
Performance by D. Denenge Akpem, Vaquera Serenade (Rise of La Cueruda Negra) at 6pm

Saturday, October 27 th, 1-3 pm
1pm Sally Alatalo reading from her new text piece The Language of Men
2pm Performance by D. Denenge Akpem, Vaquera Serenade (Rise of La Cueruda Negra)

Sally Alatalo
The Language of Men, 2007

Through her successful independent publishing company, Sara Ranchouse Press, Sally has published several experimental artist books of her own along with a host of other accomplished artists working as individuals and in collaboration with others. Sally’s newest piece, The Language of Men, is a reinterpretation of traditionally masculine books such as motorcycle repair manuals and guides for success.

D. Denenge Akpem
V aquera Serenade (Rise of La Cueruda Negra)

D. Denenge Akpem grew up in a rural farming town in Nigeria listening to country music where the image of the "West" was largely associated with the self-determination of the American cowboy, a character full of masculinity, romance and freedom. As an adult, her artistic and musical paths led to a love of the band Los Lobos and the "vaquero", or Mexican cowboy. Her performance explores adult fantasy and childhood nostalgia, toughness and vulnerability in the expression of love.