Main Line Art Center

Happily Ever After

October 2 – October 29, 2017

Venue Details

  • Existential © Emily Smith

Happily Ever After investigates the female gaze, modern femininity, and contemporary challenges to women’s rights. From self-defined vantage points of power, these women artists address the human experience through a female lens in the 21st century – a post-feminist era rife with demands for a new feminism. Addressing pre-pubescent characters, trans and female identities, emotionally charged language, and complex female forms, a single definition of woman is defied. In today’s fairytale, Cinderella is breaking the glass slipper and “happily ever after” remains elusive.

Curated by Amie Potsic, Executive Director & Chief Curator


Aubrie Costello
Jenny Drumgoole
Jes Gamble
Erica Zoë Loustau
Mari Ogihara
Glynnis Reed
Emily Smith

Artist Talk & Opening Reception

Friday, October 13, 5:30 to 8:00 pm
Artist Talk: 5:30 to 6:30 pm | Reception: 6:30 to 8:00 pm | Free


Happily Ever After and the Female Gaze: Philadelphia Women Artist Trailblazers – Then and Now | Cindy Veloric | Thurs., Oct. 26, 6-8 pm

Cynthia Haveson Veloric, MA, a research assistant at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Main Line Art Center Artistic Advisor, and independent art historian, will explain an extended series of circumstances particular to Philadelphia that enabled a number of “firsts” for trailblazing women artists. In the context of Main Line Art Center’s exhibition Happily Ever After, Veloric will also lead a panel discussion with women artists in the show looking at the female gaze and politics of influence in the their work today.

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