AMAZONS & TROLLS! Escaping the Dungeons of the Modern Monster at Ghost Gallery

Ghost Gallery: 504 E Denny Way | Seattle WA 98122

Amazons & Trolls! Escaping the Dungeons of the Modern Monster

On view from March 13, 2014 – April 7, 2014. Opening reception on Thursday, March 13 from 5-8pm during the BLITZ Capitol Hill Arts Walk.

Ghost Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition featuring new mixed media work by Seattle artist Jody Joldersma. Amazons & Trolls! Escaping the Dungeons of the Modern Monster will explore various takes on feminism and trolling.

In an interview with Ghost Gallery founder and curator Laurie Kearney, Jody said about the show’s theme: “There is an expression which says “Don’t Feed the Trolls” which encourages people to ignore bullies, to take the higher ground, and not speak up. Not only is this a way of suppressing ideas which challenge the established order, it also minimizes and manipulates the perception of the act, and the people who do these acts, by renaming them. This phenomenon can be be found throughout history from Witches and Fairies, to Centaurs and Amazons. The historic mythology of Amazons and the modern mythology of Trolls, combined with personal experiences of gender, are the inspiration for this series of work. The title ‘Escaping the Dungeons of the Modern Monster” is a playful take, using a common gaming trope, on the struggle of feminist ideas in a modern society.”

A Woman Becomes The Room She’s In by Jody Joldersma
A Woman Becomes The Room She’s In by Jody Joldersma

To read more from Laurie’s interview with Jody about this exhibition, see the Ghost Gallery website.

The opening reception for Amazons & Trolls! will take place on March 13th, 2014 from 5 to 8 PM.

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