Koak, Favianna Rodriguez, Lava Thomas, and Anne Walsh
Four artists featured in New Time discuss their artwork in relation to their practice and the exhibition itself.
Koak draws on elements of Japanese and European animation to address societal expectations of women, in particular propriety and domestic labor. She discusses Breaking the Prairie, featured in New Time.
Favianna Rodriguez works toward political change and environmental and social justice through colorful collages, prints, posters, and design projects for various activist movements such as Culture Strike, which she founded in 2011. She talks about her collage Protect the Rights of Nature.
Lava Thomas creates multimedia projects that honor the humanity and resilience of Black women and subvert the white gaze through visual reclamation and resistance. She addresses drawings from her Mugshot Portraits series, which commemorate the legacy of Black women’s activism
Anne Walsh responds to questions rooted in themes of feminism, art history, spirituality, and personal history in a broad interdisciplinary practice that most often takes the form of text, video, and sound. She discusses her video Monster Lip Sync, which deals with aging women and the surreal.