BAD GIRLS and Outcasts – Cactus Gallery: April 22nd, 2017

The witchy, wicked, wanton, weird women of fairytales, myths and legends. Featured artist: Ulla Anobile

Scheduled to run: April 22 — May 27, 2017

RECEPTION: Saturday, April 22 * 6p-9p

Cactus Gallery 3001 N Coolidge Ave, Los Angeles, California 90039

BAD GIRLS & OUTCASTS will feature the women of fairytales, myths and legends who don’t necessarily get Prince Charming. Or if they do, he leaves her for the goody-two-shoes Princess. These women may often go unrecognized (or is simply hidden away), because they don’t fit the archetypal feminine canon of princesses and heroines, or the safe progression from maiden to mother to crone.

Our women may live, even thrive, on the dark side of the Moon, at the bottom of the ocean, in the depths of the primeval forest, in the hidden, rebellious, shadowy realms of a woman’s soul, or in the rejected, often devalued parts of a man’s psyche.

Our women are strong, wild, opinionated, seductive, bawdy, despondent, spurned, full of tears or fury. They can be crafty, vengeful, devious, evil. They go on their solitary way and do not aim to please anyone or ask for anyone’s approval.

They hope, however, to be recognized as who they are and to be seen.