Through the Flower is pleased to present a solo exhibition by Maureen Burdock, one of two winners of the “New Mexico Feminists Under Forty” juried competition. This exhibit was juried by Judy Chicago and organized by Through the Flower and featured the work of fourteen young feminist artists working in New Mexico.
Maureen Burdock will be exhibiting drawings and paintings from parts one and two of her five-part graphic novel series “The F Word Art: Five Feminist Fables for the 21st Century.” Each books tells the story of a super-heroine who fights oppression in her native country. The stores are based on contemporary women’s issues around the world, and they are told in English and in the language native to that place.
The first book, “Marta and the Missing”, tells the story of a woman who puts an end to the femicide in Juarez, Mexico. It is written in English and Spanish (translation by Gabriel de Pablo). The portraits in “Marta and the Missing” are of real women who were raped and murdered in Juarez.
The second book, “Mona and the Little Smile”, is about a little girl in the US who heroically and humorously deals with childhood sexual abuse. Though the issues in this book are serious, humor is an important ingredient to make the drawings and paintings communicate not just the problems, but also the intelligence and goodness of human nature that make transmutation possible.
Please join Through the Flower on October 18, 2008 at 2 pm for the opening of this exhibition and a gallery talk with the artist, Maureen Burdock.
Susannah E. Rodee
Through the Flower
107 Becker Avenue
Belen, NM 87002
Phone: 505.864.4080 Fax: 505.864.4088