MAYBE SHE'S BORN WITH IT
13.10.16 - 27.11.16
Sarah Maple / Nicky Minus / Gina Wynbrandt
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.
OPENING NIGHT WITH SPECIAL LIVE SET BY GIRL DJS
THURS 13 OCT 2016, 5-8PM
With DJ duo GIRL on decks, enjoy an evening of wine, music and art as we celebrate the opening of MAYBE SHE'S BORN WITH IT.
ART IN THE A.M.
FRI 14 OCT 2016, 9.30-10.30AM
A series of conversations between artists and curators in the early hours of the day at Town Square, 45 Botanic Avenue, hosted by the Naughton Gallery.
LATE NIGHT ART
THURS 03 NOV 2016, 5-7PM
Join us for an after hours viewing of the exhibition MAYBE SHE'S BORN WITH IT as part of Belfast's Late Night Art.