Creative Counterpoints presents a selection of artworks in a variety of media, produced by the undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in the Women’s Literature in Global Perspective class, taught by Prof. Marika Preziuso, Liberal Arts Department, Spring and Fall 2015. The exhibition includes works by MFA students who have contributed to the class either as guest speakers or during critiques.
In Creative Counterpoints the artists examine and reflect on the intersections of creativity and women’s identities. Their art draws inspiration from personal narratives and the works of women writers across cultures that we read in class. The artworks are inspired, among others, by the writings of Jean Rhys, Edwidge Danticat, Maryse Condé, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Marjane Satrapi, Grace Nichols, Alok Vaid-Menon, Joy Ladin, Audre Lorde, Achy Obejas, and Anne-Marie Slaughter.
Creative Counterpoints is curated by Marika Preziuso and Elizabeth Carre, with the invaluable support and curatorial expertise of the Community Exhibitions student team of the Center for Art and Community Partnerships (CACP) at MassArt.