Girls are Good

June 9 – 27, 1992
Exhibition, Artist Talk

About the Program

Girls are Good featured Karin Scarth's sculptures with motors, lights, voices, and vegetation, and some drawings. The artist considers her work a personal resistance to ugly and predetermined ways of understanding sexuality and spirit, and the place where they intersect. Resistance is crucial to girls if they are to survive to become strong women with spirits unbroken. She sees humour as a weapon of self-defence and a source of healing. In laughing at something that has been given undue authority—for example a penis or any related patriarchal construct, like a tower—its power can be diminished. In the same way, when laughing together, especially as women, pain can be lessened and courage can be summoned to fuel the resistance.

The artist presented a talk on June 10th, 1992.


Pat Beaton


1992.0609 GIR


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