Linda Stein’s “Fluidity of Gender Exhibit”

Posted on Mar 8 by SEASONS Magazine

NY Social Justice artist Linda Stein's "Fluidity of Gender Exhibit," courtesy photo.

NY Social Justice artist Linda Stein’s “Fluidity of Gender Exhibit,” courtesy photo.

Linda Stein’s “Fluidity of Gender” art exhibit is coming to the Santa Barbara community this Thursday, March 8.

Linda Stein, a social justice artist from New York, is well-known for breaking down gender boundaries in her work.  An activist and lecturer for peace and equality, Stein strives to blur the lines between masculine and feminine, celebrating the fluid nature of gender and promoting gender-empowerment. Stein asserts that her goal is to use art as a mechanism to “transform social consciousness and promote activism for gender justice.”

NY Social Justice artist Linda Stien's "Fluidity of Gender Exhibit," courtesy photo.

NY Social Justice artist Linda Stein’s “Fluidity of Gender Exhibit,” courtesy photo. Arrow Knight 670, acrylicized metallic paper, archival inks, leather, Velcro, mixed media.

Stein’s message of social justice has traveled to more than 24 museums and universities throughout the country. These gender-empowering sculptures and the gender improvisational gathering can be experienced at SBCAST (513 Garden St.) SB. The exhibition will open to the public on March 8 with a reception from 5-8 p.m. and remain on view through April 25.

The exhibit is co-hosted by The Squire Foundation of Santa Barbara and Santa Barbara Center for Arts, Science & Technology (SBCAST).  Stein is one of three artists participating in the spring Artist in Residence program of the Squire Foundation, which works closely with other local art-focused organizations such as SBCAST.

Along with the exhibit, an interactive lecture with Stein will be held Saturday, March 10 at 2 p.m. and again on March 22 at 5:30 p.m. at  RAV: The Squire Foundation Fundraiser event.

For more information on these events, visit thesquirefoundation.org and sbcast.org.

—Ali Rank

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