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Outlander Gallery: 'The Maiden & The Crone' by Christy E. O'Connor

December 3, 12pm-10pm

In The Deep Dark Wood

The Maiden & The Crone pulls inspiration from classic tales, such as Little Red Riding Hood and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and other parables and mythologies, in which female characters are often depicted as young and vulnerable or old and wicked. This body of work critiques the societal and literary tropes that have been imposed upon women over the centuries, and still exists within our discourse today.

Younger female characters are commonly presented to the audience with an idealized representation of beauty, and naive, often inviting danger into their paths, while their older counterparts are often depicted as ugly and haggard, predatory, conniving, often exhibiting jealousy towards others. Essentially, we are taught through these stories that young women need to be saved, and older women need to be feared.

The Maiden & The Crone pulls together these common story elements to create a visual narrative that centers these allegories at the forefront, while challenging their prominence across cultural landscapes.

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Jersey City, NJ, 07304


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