"Blood Harvest" by Jessica Hess
Spoke Art gallery is thrilled, chilled, and thoroughly spooked to announce our upcoming Halloween group show Draw Me Like One of Your FINAL GIRLS!! Curated by Tracie Ching and Liz Reed (Cuddles & Rage), FINAL GIRLS will feature an eclectic roster of 60 women and queer artists exploring the "final girls" trope and all things horror from a female/femme perspective.
Girls may be made of sugar and spice and everything nice, but our FINAL GIRLS collection is gory and gruesome and everything witchy. Ranging from devilish ceramics and paintings of blood-soaked beasts, to nostalgic horror film posters and ominous masks draped with real human hair, this collection is anything but sweet. In the words of co-curator Cuddles & Rage: "This show is full of strong women and strong images, celebrating horror not only as a genre but a voice for some of our most intimate thoughts.”
Participating artists include: Brighton Ballard | Allison Black | Steph C. | Caroline Caldwell | Victoria Casanova | Cryssy Cheung | Tracie Ching | Kremena Chipilova | Emily Connell | Gemma Correll | Cuddles & Rage (Liz Reed) | Sara Deck | Diosa | Pippa Dyrlaga | Edge (Ejiwa Enebene) | Olivia Fields | Ashley Floréal | Jenny Frison | Erin Gallagher | Susie Ghahremani | Bella Grace | Nicole Gustafsson | Jessica Hess | Horrible Adorables | Jellykoe | Sarah Joncas | Kawaii Suga (Isamar Medina) | Heidi Kenney | Gina Kirlew | Jemma Klein | Kim Ku | Dan Lam | Nan Lawson | Vivian Le | Alice Lee | Dami Lee | Ashly Lovett | Chelsea Lowe | Leigh Luna | Sarah Maxwell | Janaina Medeiros | Niky Motekallem | Aracely Muñoz | Karla Ortiz | Sharlene Perkins | Stacey Ransom | Paige Reynolds | Chloe Rice | Michelle Romo | Sister Hyde | Steenz | Eileen Steinbach | Lauren Rae Stewart | Ellen Surrey | Hannah Templer | Rosemary Valero-O'Connell | Ariel Vittori | Erica Williams | Zi Xu | Jade Young
In addition to prints and originals, we will also be releasing a limited edition of "trick-or-treat" bundles featuring a print and sticker set by Tracie Ching, a sticker sheet by Cuddles & Rage, and a custom clear tote bag by exhibiting artist Gemma Correll! (With some Halloween sweets too, of course!) Please join us on Halloween day at 2 pm Pacific for a livestream on the Spoke Art instagram, where we'll be virtually joined by Tracie Ching, Cuddles & Rage, Gemma Correll, and Dami Lee for a live Q&A and walkthrough of the show.
Draw Me Like One of Your FINAL GIRLS will be on view Thursday, October 29th through Saturday, October 31st at our sister gallery, Recess. Due to COVID-19 and the upmost respect for the health and safety of our collectors and colleagues, the gallery will be open by appointment only. To review our in-person safety measures and schedule a viewing appointment, click HERE.
To request an advance collector preview, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
On View: October 29th - October 31st, 2020
At: Recess Gallery, 816 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94109 (Spoke Art’s old brick-and-mortar gallery space)
Gallery hours: by appointment only
IG Livestream: Halloween Saturday, October 31st at 2 pm Pacific on @Spoke_Art
Online Release: Thursday, October 29th on the Spoke Art webstore
Check out some more sneak peeks from the show below...
Stay tuned for more!