Born with It
Sarah Maple / Nicky Minus / Gina Wynbrandt
13.10.16 – 27.11.16
Maybe She’s Born with It explores the charged wave of feminism currently pulsing through contemporary society. “Heir to Tracey Emin’s throne” Sarah Maple, “queen of seed” Nicky Minus, and the self-described “Carrie Bradshaw of comics” Gina Wynbrandt all capture the vitality of this movement, with their high-impact, humorous, and often controversial work demystifying and reclaiming the word “feminism” for new generations of both women and men.
Sarah Maple (b.1985, Sussex, UK), whose work primarily explores what it is to be a woman and a Muslim in 21st century Britain, won the Saatchi Gallery’s '4 New Sensations' award for emerging artists in 2007, and is the recent recipient of a Sky Academy Arts Scholarship. Sydney-based Nicky Minus (b.1989, Sydney, Australia) is at the forefront of Australian independent comics, and has received international acclaim for her unapologetic, sexually-charged work. Gina Wynbrandt (b.1990, Chicago, USA), who also creates comics, focuses on romantic humiliation, personal insecurities and pop culture, which has led her work to be featured in Best American Comics 2015 and nominated for an Ignatz Award.
Maybe She’s Born with It fully embraces the current cultural climate, from tabloid headlines and the internet to selfies, body shame, Justin Bieber, and the Kardashians.
Thurs 13 Oct 2016, 6-8pm
With DJ Girls on the decks, join us for an evening of wine and art. Enjoying being amongst the first to see Maybe She's Born with It. This event is free and all are welcome.
LATE NIGHT ART
Thurs 03 Nov 2016, 6-8pm
Enjoy Maybe She's Born with It after hours as part of Belfast's monthly Late Night Art.