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June 21, 2009 to January 3, 2010 |

Pretty Tough: Contemporary Storytelling

Pretty Tough: Contemporary Storytelling presents the work of nine internationally and culturally diverse women, who although formally distinct, all reclaim storytelling and vintage techniques as strategies to address contemporary discourses on warfare, the environment, and female struggles. The artists focus on narrative representation and figuration. Their fairytale-like depictions are in reality reflections of underlying conflicts, played out through refined, delicate, and meticulous work that is highly labor intensive.

Ambreen Butt, Kate Clark, Orly Cogan, Amy Cutler, Kyung Jeon, Catarina Leitão, Rosana Palazyan, Liliana Porter, and Stacey Steers

Curated by Mónica Ramírez-Montagut