Cantos of the Sibylline Sisterhood

Thursday, July 07, 2022
Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Alyce de Roulet Williamson Gallery
ArtCenter College of Design
1700 Lida Street
Pasadena, CA 91103

Exhibition extended through November 23, 2022.

Opening: Saturday, July 9, 6–8 p.m.

ArtCenter Exhibitions presents Cantos of the Sibylline Sisterhood, an exhibition featuring artists who use science fiction, fantasy, spirituality, and mythology as grounds for the investigation of identity and agency.

Cantos features works that navigate a means out of, or parallel to, the many iterations of marginalized identities that are part of our history, present and future. The ArtCenter College of Design exhibition represents a wide spectrum of established and emerging artists engaged in building new and experimental narratives: April Bey, Chitra Ganesh, Lezley Saar, Erica Ryan Stallones, Molly Surazhsky, Mariko Mori, Mai-Thu Perret, Marnie Weber, Saya Woolfalk and The Revolution School.

Based on the premise of sibyls, women throughout history known to foretell the future, the featured artists in many ways are cultural sibyls. Their reimagination of marginalized identities as central and empowered have the potential to impact future cultural conditions. Presenting feminist, queer and trans artists whose work explores boundaries of power and identity, this exhibition aims to create, and often simultaneously critique, new realities. The artists in Cantos of the Sibylline Sisterhood eschew binary, oppositional positions for fluctuating and situational platforms that allow for slippages, unfixed expressions and alternate meanings. Cantos of the Sibylline Sisterhood is made possible through a generous grant from the Pasadena Art Alliance.

*Please note: Admission to Alyce de Roulet Williamson Gallery is free and will be available by advanced request. All visitors must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination (with booster if eligible) upon entry. 

Please contact
exhibitions@artcenter.edu for further information.