Parsons Alum Logan Sibrel Contributes to “Sister Outsider” at Underdonk

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, FL – 1983: Caribbean-American writer, poet and activist Audre Lorde lectures students at the Atlantic Center for the Arts in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. Lorde was a Master Artist in Residence at the Central Florida arts center in 1983. (Photo by Robert Alexander/Archive Photos/Getty Images)

Parsons alumn Logan Sibrel will contribute work to the group exhibition, “Sister Outsider” on display at Underdonk in Brooklyn.

The exhibition borrows its name from poet and activist Audre Lorde’s powerful and apposite compilation of essays and speeches, originally published in 1984. The texts date from 1976-1984, and raise awareness around issues of homophobia, racism, ageism, classism, sexism, and heterosexism. Lorde’s writing varies in tone, moving from anger directed at oppressive systems designed to benefit only the inveterate white male patriarchy, to frustration with the activists around her, fighting “between ourselves over who is the more oppressed, instead of seeing those areas in which our causes are the same.” Lorde is ardently hopeful, and writes beautifully about her certainty that oppressed classes can wield enormous power and effect lasting change, but that first we must acknowledge and celebrate—rather than ignore or fear—our many differences.

A portion of proceeds will be donated to the Center for Reproductive Rights and the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Featured artists: Kiran Chandra, Louis Fratino, Katya Grokhovsky, Eric Hibit, Gina Malek, Nikki Maloof, Troy Michie, Cristina de Miguel, Dyke Action Machine! (Carrie Moyer and Sue Schaffner), Jasmine Murrell, Amanda Turner Pohan, Katie Rubright, Logan Sibrel, Michael Stamm, Rachel Sussman, Simone Thompson, Miguel Villalobos, Rebecca Ward, Peter Williams, Alejandro Yoshii

Sister Outsider
December 9, 2016-January 29, 2017
Opening Reception Friday, December 9, 6-9 PM

1329 Willoughby Ave #211 Brooklyn, NY 11237
L train to Jefferson St
Gallery Hours:
Saturday and Sunday, 1-6

Closed December 24-25
Closed December 31-January 1

“In order to perpetuate itself, every oppression must corrupt or distort those various sources of power within the culture of the oppressed that can provide energy for change.”
-Audre Lorde, “Uses of the Erotic: Erotic as Power”