Please join us for the opening of our latest Southern Idiom exhibition, Resistdance: Marianne DiNapoli-Mylet.

Thursday, August 15, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm | Preview Gallery

On view August 15 to September 8

A resident of Winston-Salem since 1989, Marianne DiNapoli-Mylet has taught traditional painting techniques and created numerous murals throughout the city. In 1996 she painted her first large mural downtown and then continued to create over 40 murals in North Carolina and many other states.

"Resistdance", her first major series since moving out of the Art District, began as an exercise to exorcise her feelings of impotence after the last presidential election. The artist was haunted by the reverberating "Nasty Woman" remarks as well the parallels in attitudes and issues between today and the 1960s. The work has many spiritual influences, including Catholic imagery and Sri Natarajia, a Hindu deity, who, in order to subdue the "Dwarf of Ignorance" must continuously perform the cosmic dance. These works also explore her life experiences as a wife, mother, and woman; allowing her to examine sexuality, female views of self - as sexual creatures and how society views sexual freedom, as well as expectations of "acceptable" feminine behaviors – how women are "veiled" yet must continue to dance out of their confines.. 

Free // Suggested $5 donation.