The Way That We Rhyme, Women, Art and Politics, which opened last night at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, is a firecracker of a show. It pops with ideas and tart commentary. Most remarkably, it moves beyond the tired notion that feminist art of the 1970s belongs in the dust bin (as Susan Faludi has so aptly described, the powers that be love to consign feminism to history). The works vividly present the crackling dialog between women’s art then and women’s art now. Curated by Berin Golonu, a Stretcher contributor, The Way that We Rhyme is a “don’t miss” contribution to the current wave of exhibitions re-discovering the humor and energy of liberated women.
IMAGE: Julie Atlas Muz, photo by Karl Giant