By Phoebe Lusk-Hussong
From February 10-18, the Martial Arts Gallery is hosting the "Nasty Women Exhibition," an eclectic art show which is meant to represent unity among artists of different backgrounds.
On Friday, February 10, Marshall Arts Gallery began hosting the Nasty Women Exhibition, which is an art show displaying works made by people who identify as “nasty women,” or those who identify as strong, confident women. Though originally started as an insult to Hillary Clinton, the title has evolved into a way for some to show pride in being a woman. Artists of all ages, races, religions, sexual orientations, genders, and backgrounds were encouraged to participate by creating pieces for the show. The artwork could be a part of any medium, from painting to sculpture to film. The show was created in order to show unity among artists who feel as though their rights have been potentially threatened.
A large, hot pink “NW” with black mesh has been constructed in order to display smaller works of art and to serve as a logo for the exhibit. Larger pieces, sculptures, and videos will be displayed throughout the rest of the gallery space.
The majority of the artwork is for sale, and prices range from $20 to $200. At least 50% of the profits made from each piece will go to support Planned Parenthood. The Nasty Women Exhibition is up in Memphis until February 18.