Olympia, hosts first Boston exhibition, titled ‘Freaking the Norm’ Boston, MA- Saturday, September 24th, Olympia—a modern organization on a mission to advance the position of gender-marginalized artists in the creative arts— will pair with the Dorchester Art Project for an event titled ‘Freaking the Norm.’
Freaking the Norm is a one night pop-up show consisting of painting, music, sculpture, and film by artists from various backgrounds, including Yura Adams, Olivia Baldwin, and Sharon Madanes. The collection of work, primarily abstract in nature and content, serves as a cohesive demonstration of art as a powerful platform for artists of marginalized genders to share their experiences.
The abstract art featured in this show captures the subjectivity of knowledge that Olympia wants to encourage rather than stifle. ‘Freaking the Norm’ is Olympia’s contribution to ‘norming’ women and non-binary artists as ‘talented,’ rather than just ‘talented women.’
Founder Ali Rossi states, “ (As a Painter) I realized that I was seeking success in a primarily male dominated sector, especially in terms of museum culture. We wanted to create an innovative solution to the problem and have a space which promotes a lively and powerful network of artists.”
Saturday, September 24th, 6-9pm, 1486 Dorchester Ave, Boston, M.A.