October: Juliana Coles
The Jean Cocteau Gallery presents “Pirate Queen; Piracy is a Feminist Act,” featuring a new body of work by Albuquerque artist Juliana Coles. This exhibit reveals the extraordinary lives of female Pirates who dared to live life on their own terms. Many women donned male attire to take advantage of the rights, privileges and freedoms that were exclusive to men. Condemned to live outside the law, the Pirate Queens, through their cunning, resistance, ability to speak out and willingness to fight, abandoned home and comfort for a chance to pursue freedom beyond society’s confines. While the stories of their piracy may have been lost at sea, this exhibit attempts to reclaim their legacy and rightful place in history.
‘In times of tyranny and injustice, when law oppresses the people, the pirate takes her place in history. This is such a time.’