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Bad Girls and Outcasts


  • Cactus Gallery 3001 North Coolidge Avenue Los Angeles, CA, 90039 United States (map)

BAD GIRLS & OUTCASTS will feature the women of fairytales, myths and legends who don't necessarily get Prince Charming. Or if they do, he leaves her for the goody-two-shoes Princess. These women may often go unrecognized (or is simply hidden away), because they don't fit the archetypal feminine canon of princesses and heroines, or the safe progression from maiden to mother to crone.

Our women may live, even thrive, on the dark side of the Moon, at the bottom of the ocean, in the depths of the primeval forest, in the hidden, rebellious, shadowy realms of a woman's soul, or in the rejected, often devalued parts of a man's psyche.

Our women are strong, wild, opinionated, seductive, bawdy, despondent, spurned, full of tears or fury. They can be crafty, vengeful, devious, evil. They go on their solitary way and do not aim to please anyone or ask for anyone's approval. They hope, however, to be recognized as who they are and to be seen.

Opening Reception: Saturday, April 22 • 6p -9p
Cactus Gallery

3001 N. Coolidge Avenue, Los Angeles

Participating artists:
Jaclyn Alderete, Joe Alvarez, Ulla Anobile, Christine Benjamin, Jorge Bernal, Denise Bledsoe, Andrea Bogdan, Lioba Bruckner, Lacey Bryant, Catherine Bursill Moore, Lauren Hana Chai, Anna Chung, Nancy Cintron, Sheri DeBow, Dolldrums, Ashley Fisher, Eden Folwell, Rosie Garcia, Leonard Greco, Liz Huston, Anita Inverarity, Rasa Jadzeviciene, Brooke Kent, Patricia Krebs, Mavis Leahy, Heather Lowe, Linda Lyons, Candace McKay, Malathip, Tammy Mae Moon, Janet Olenik, Jen Raven, Joshua Roman, Carolina Seth, Kelly Thompson, Ingrid Tusell, Kelly Vetter, Joe Vollan, Gabriela Zapata, Julie Zarate and more.

Earlier Event: March 11
Loteria III
Later Event: July 8
Liberté, Égalité, Amité