How We End: Exes, Breakups & Unreliable Narrators

At turns crushing, sweet and funny, How We End captures the death knell of romantic and sexual relationships. Written by Hannah Schneider with imagery by Kate Stone, the book is based on true accounts and speaks to the universality of breakups and the unreliability of memory through 41 short stories told by an unnamed narrator. One woman gets left at an LL […]

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Historical Heroines: Artemisia Gentileschi, Catharsis through Chiaroscuro

In a darkened room where golden light casts dramatic shadows, a scene of horrific violence is unfolding. A man is tangled in his bedclothes, struggling vainly as a determined woman forces him down with all her might. To her left, her companion–a powerfully built woman with a sword–has made the first chop into their victim’s […]

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Great Moments In Historical Sluttery: Marchesa Luisa Casati, Living Work of Art

She astonished. She did not please. – Jean Cocteau on Luisa Casati Iconic and elusive, decadent and modern, introverted and extravagant—few figures so perfectly embody the contrasts of the early Twentieth Century as Marchesa Luisa Casati. She fascinated European high society with her elaborate galas and fanciful personal style while supporting some of the most […]

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Narcissister Is Every Woman

Masked and anonymous, Narcissister undresses identity politics in ways other artists cannot. Her constantly evolving practice explores race, gender, age and female sexuality with humor and spectacle, and through the signature plastic covering affixed to her face, she can strip down to an essential self that represents far more than the body before you. As much at […]

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Great Moments In Historical Sluttery: Vali Myers, Wandering Nature Spirit

The word “muse” is a loaded one. It often feels like rhetorical innuendo that elevates a woman while dismissing her, frequently obscuring the muse’s own accomplishments in the process. Artist, dancer, and environmentalist Vali Myers is one such muse whose remarkable life took her from a sleepy Australian upbringing to the Bohemian cafes of post-World […]

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Visions Of Spectral Spinsters And Fantastical Folk: The Art Of Katy Horan

Breathing life into spectral Americana through vivid, female-centric illustrations, paintings and drawings, Katy Horan‘s work is rich in folk history. Informed by years of research into pagan traditions from Appalachian Granny Magic to Hoodoo, Horan centers her art at the crossroads of witchcraft and feminism, depicting the diverse, generative powers of women, with a frequent focus on the aged crone […]

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Conjuring Community With Brooklyn’s Ravenous Craft

Reclaiming the powerful practice of gathering and crafting by hand, Brooklyn’s Ravenous Craft began as seven women who barely knew one another and transformed into a coven that meets once a month to cook, share, create and experiment under a full moon. Inspired to share their ritual of earth-conscious upcycling and communal connection, this tight-knit crew of […]

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Leah Schrager & Lindsay Jones’ THOT-Provoking “Profit-Positive Pu$$y”

Undressing conceptions of femininity, objectification, and power with every self-captured pout and arch of her back, Leah Schrager‘s work is a THOT-provoking synthesis of digital culture, hyper-capitalism and sex positive feminism. In a two woman show at Superchief Gallery Soho that Schrager shares with artist, actor and designer Lindsay Jones, the two creatrixes explore their shared history […]

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Photo Series: Julia Sinelnikova & JJ Brine’s “Alawite State”

This past January, Eva Mueller shot a photo series in Bushwick featuring Vector Gallery collaborators Julia Sinelnikova and JJ Brine. What follows is their artist statement and images from the previously unpublished “Alawite State.” Julia Sinelnikova is an interdisciplinary artist who works with holograms, performance, and digital culture. She serves as The Oracle of Vector Gallery, and […]

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