Much of Gabrielle Brant Freeman’s poetry centers on women: women's sexuality, women's bodies, women's empowerment. These paintings reflect not only the strength, both physical and emotional, of the female characters in the poems, but also the idea of women taking up space. The figures are shown as confident in their bodies and in their spaces, and this confidence gives them a voice.
Gabrielle Brant Freeman is an award-winning poet, an artist, an English professor at ECU, and a mom of two. Her poetry has been published or is forthcoming in many journals, including Barrelhouse, The Rumpus, Scoundrel Time, Shenandoah, storySouth, andWaxwing. She was nominated for a Pushcart in 2017, and she won the 2015 Randall Jarrell Competition. Press 53 published her book, When She Was Bad, in 2016. Gabrielle’s art has been shown most recently at Whirligig Stage and Emerge Gallery, both in Greenville, NC, and at the Center for Visual Artists in Greensboro, NC. Read her poetry and view her work at http://gabriellebrantfreeman.squarespace.com/.
Thursday, August 15 at 9:00am to 7:00pm
Joyner Library, Janice B. Faulkner Art Gallery
Greenville, NC 27858-4353