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From the Studio: Terrain Gallery's "Misappropriated Mythologies"

Artist Crista Ann Ames discusses her new show re-envisioning female representation

Ellensburg-based artist Crista Ann Ames joined E.J. Iannelli in the KPBX studio to talk about her new show at Terrain Gallery in Spokane.

The show, titled "Misappropriated Mythologies," aims to offer a different take on feminine monuments and sculptures from art history.

Among the pieces on display are Rodin’s Thinker recast as a pregnant woman, Ruth Bader Ginsburg in a Warholian triptych inspired by Peruvian Moche portrait vessels plus other classical Greco-Roman-style sculptures that draw on more true-to-life models.

There are also more abstract pieces like disembodied hands grasping long, twisted lengths of string or a rope ladder made with riblike rungs.

Ames talked about several of the pieces that are being exhibited and explained their historical influences as well as their personal significance.

"Misappropriated Mythologies" opens Friday, November 4, 2022 at the Terrain Gallery on North Monroe in Spokane and runs until November 26. The show is free.

You can find more information about the show, the artist and the location at the Terrain Gallery webpage.

E.J. Iannelli is Spokane Public Radio's Arts and Music Director