Between 2006 and 2008 I painted Hot Topic, a series of 60 portraits of feminist icons based on the song by the icnonic electro-feminist band Le Tigre. The goal of the project was to engage in a form of political art-making that was not critical of dominant culture, but instead celebratory of alternative social movements. The series depicts an informal “who’s who” of feminist icons from the last century. It was my desire to explore the role of the artist as memory-keeper and visual documentarian, and in doing so to play a small role in preserving the memory of these influential figures.
I am currently painting a follow-up to this series entitled Hot Topic Redux, with generous support from the Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec. Please visit the page www.hottopicproject.com to participate.
|Hot Topic installed at The Artery in
Edmonton, AB for the Exposure: Queer Arts
& Culture Festival
|See the series in its entirey at www.hottopicproject.com|