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Atlanta Contemporary’s ‘She Is Here’ Addresses Gender Equality And More

Detail Shot of Teresa Bramlette Reeve’s “Through the Mirror.”
Detail Shot of Teresa Bramlette Reeve’s “Through the Mirror.”
Credit Teresa Bramlette Reeves

One hundred years after the U.S Constitution guaranteed women the right to vote, female artists still have less representation in galleries and museum exhibitions. The Atlanta Contemporary is intentionally featuring the works of female artists in a new show opening this weekend called “She is Here.”

“City Lights” host Lois Reitzes spoke via Zoom with co-curators Kristen V. Cahill and Daricia Mia DeMarr. They were joined by the Contemporary’s executive producer Veronica Kessenich. “The title ‘She is Here’ is a statement saying she, as in we, are here. We intentionally created an exhibition of 20 female artists in order to create opportunity and make a statement that art made by women are just as good, if not better, then art made by men,” said Cahill.

The public view of “She is Here” will be open Saturday and Sunday. After this weekend, the exhibit will be on display at the Contemporary through Jan. 31, 2021 by appointment and timed ticket only.

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