Intersectionality exhibit in Vancouver

Please come see my Intersectionality series in Vancouver on April 24!

One night only: Thursday April 24, 2014, 6:30-9:00pm.
Chapel Arts, 304 Dunlevy St. , Vancouver, BC, on the ancestral and contemporary homelands of the Musqueam, Skxwú7mesh-ulh Úxwumixw & Tsleil-Waututh nations.

This art exhibition opens Simon Fraser University’s international conference “Intersectionality Research, Policy and Practice: Influences, Interrogations and Innovations”.  The public is welcome to attend the opening event, which features keynote speaker Patricia Hill Collins, a scholar internationally recognized for her contribution to critical race theory, women’s and gender studies, and the field of intersectionality.

The exhibit explores feminist concepts and experiences in 22 works including paintings, collages, prints, and a slideshow installation of an altered book. These are experiments to uncover new meanings of the word “intersection” in mathematics, statistics and politics. Words and symbols are extracted from academic books and journal articles. The artist’s personal experiences with categorization, marginalization and privilege are brought to the surface.

Dr. Olena Hankivsky, Chair of Simon Fraser’s Institute for Intersectionality Research and Policy, says “Alana Boltwood’s art evokes the complex, shifting, multi-dimensionality of intersectionality. Her artistic rendition of this concept allows for critical reflection and sometimes reinterpretation of what intersectionality means and is.”