In partnership with Women4Change Indiana, Gallery 924 presented El Tendedero/The Clothesline Indiana: Homage & Celebration, an exhibition honoring the work of women and organizations all over central Indiana to bring awareness to the issue of violence against women and children. The project is inspired by internationally known Mexican feminist artist Mónica Mayer.
The exhibition featured the works of three Indianapolis-based artists. Darlene Delbecq, Beatriz Vásquez, and Samantha Veach. Veach, a photographer at Newfields, documented a year of art and activism as Women4Change traveled the state to host events and inspire discussion and introspection into the pervasive issue of sexual harassment and violence against women and girls. Delbecq shared a series of portraits of artist Mónica Mayer and new conceptual work around women's bodily autonomy. Vásquez created a large-scale papel picado-inspired installation that explores the collective impact of multiple voices all sounding the alarm against the long history of violence against women along the border.
Sales of artwork in the show raised money for Women 4 Change Indiana and the Indiana Coalition to End Sexual Assault and Human Trafficking.
View the virtual tour below.
Image: Beatriz Vásquez, "No Means No" (detail), cut paper