Cowgirls get horny too – Gabby Coates

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Cowgirls get horny too – Gabby Coates  

Show Runs: March 30 – due to campus closures, the final exhibition date is TBA, Main Mall at the Alberta University of the Arts (formerly the Alberta College of Art + Design) Marion Nicoll Gallery, Main Space Managed by the AUArts Student Association Alberta University of the Arts

TW: The following content contains offensive language.

Artist Statement + Biography

I am a multidisciplinary artist based in Treaty 7 Territory, currently attending the Alberta University of the Arts. I am a white, primarily heterosexual, blonde, cis-gendered femme (I am a white, dick-loving, green-eyed, fake blonde, horny horse girl). I am really interested in exploring these facets of my own identity through the lens of cowboy culture (I make sexy horse girl art where I objectify myself as a reclamation tactic from constantly being objectified by other cowboys!). I am investigating the complexity of what it means to be a woman, and how I exist — acknowledging hyper-femme aspects of my identity while simultaneously existing as a person who has femme fatale fantasies, does not want kids, believes sex and the erotic are holy and spiritual, and wanting to re-write the passive femme storyline. Topics of vice, shame, and hedonism have been central themes to my practice, and I am specifically interested in the faux-glamour surrounding alcohol consumption (I love to drink cheap beer and a lot of it).

I am examining the patriarchy through the lens of cowboy culture, and I am looking to find where the cowgirl fits in a male-dominated fantasy. Growing up in touch with the rural ranching lifestyle, I am curious about the inheritance of behaviours, indicated through matriarchal and patriarchal legacies. holy and spiritual, and wanting to re-write the passive femme storyline. Topics of vice, shame, and hedonism have been central themes to my practice, and I am specifically interested in the faux-glamour surrounding alcohol consumption (I love to drink cheap beer and a lot of it).

 

 

 

 

 

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