GOS 2017 Featured Artist: JoAnne McFarland

Location:  543 Union Street, Studio 2B
Website:  Joannemcfarland.com

I’ve had my studio in Gowanus for 27 years. I make oil paintings, collages, and write poetry. My current projects grow out of the expressions: ‘playing the race card’ and ‘playing the woman card’

Each 5” X 7”card is intentionally hand made. The decks are meditations against how women and blacks are treated in American culture. As an artist who is both black and female, I experience this dual negation as a fear and rejection of the creative force itself. I make art as a revolutionary act of self preservation and self honor.