- Drawings and Paintings
- ELIZABETH “OSCAR” MAYNARD
- STARTS SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6
- ALL WEEKENDS THROUGH October 28
- WELCOME THIS ARTIST AT HER RECEPTION
- SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6
- FROM NOON TO 5:00PM
Elizabeth “Oscar” Maynard describes herself as ” a queer southern butch boi, from Carolinaâ€ She is a free-lance activist and artist whoÂ attended Antioch College and majored in Art/Psych/Gender Studies.
Since 2006, stenciling has been her primary medium with a background in drawing, painting and photo.Â She began an M.F.A program at SFAI Fall 2011.Â She just finished a project titled Femme Agency, which looks at the way queer Femme women reclaim and complicate femininity.
She is invested in social justice movements, accountability and direct communication and these passions are woven into the work.Â Conceptually, she is drawn to mapping narrative onto place, bodies, and cultural iconography. Narrative resonates with her because she is rooted in a Southern US cultural tradition of story-telling. She is eager to do work that ties history to location, and restores meaning to words or images that have evolved beyond their historical context or original meaning.