The Goddess Project: Innocents at Chagrin Arts
Artist Judy Takács’ Goddess Project and the Ohio Innocence Project come together at Chagrin Arts for The Goddess Project: Innocents, opening March 6.
For years now, Chagrin Arts has allied itself with the Ohio Innocence Project, a legal team whose mission is to fight for and free those who have been wrongfully incarcerated—sometimes for decades. They also work to fix the legal systems that convict the innocent.
Simultaneously, figurative artist Judy Takács has been reimagining the characters from the mythology of all the religions. She seeks to correct stereotypes, prejudices, and damaging narratives that haunt us today.
In researching age-old mythology for Goddess Project, Takács’ has found many women and goddesses who were wrongfully punished, held in captivity, and vilified in the eyes of the world. Their fictitious stories parallel today’s headlines. Medusa’s was a #MeToo story. Persephone was kidnapped into a forced marriage. Eve and Pandora were damned for seeking education—the list goes on.
The Goddess Project: Innocents features Judy Takács’ colorful, classically-inspired figurative paintings of these heroines through her contemporary feminist lens. Takács’ book, The Goddess Project, will launch at the opening with signed copies available for purchase.
THE GODDESS PROJECT: INNOCENTS | MARCH 6–JUNE 12
OPENING RECEPTION, 2-4PM SUNDAY, MARCH 6
THE GODDESS PROJECT: INNOCENTS–A PANEL DISCUSSION WITH ARTIST JUDY TAKÁCS AND WOMEN OF THE OHIO INNOCENCE PROJECT | 2-3PM SUNDAY, MARCH 20 AT THE CHAGRIN FALLS TOWN HALL | A GALLERY VIEWING AT CHAGRIN ARTS FOLLOWS FROM 3-4PM
The Chagrin Falls Town Hall is located at 83 North Main Street in Chagrin Falls, Ohio. An RSVP is requested for both events at chagrinarts.org.
88 North Main Street
Chagrin Falls, Ohio 44022