Thursday, October 16, 2014.AARON HUMES Reporting: The latest exhibition from the Image Factory to be presented on Friday night features a talented artist that expresses powerful opinions on social and cultural issues through the medium of pop art: representations of popular culture sometimes removed from their well-known surroundings.
Inga Woods, from southern Belize and from a young age used to creativity, wants to put non-topical issues on the front page.
The “Mind Over Hands” exhibit she presents on Friday develops the struggle for creative identity, from the recesses of the mind to the expression of the hands.
She explains using a particularly controversial example – the melange of items that represents “rape culture” – the notion that a woman’s clothing or attitude justifies her being subject to sexual assault from males who believe she is “teasing” or luring them.
These are things people do not talk about – but Woods says she wants to start that conversation and isn’t afraid of a little controversy.
The exhibit opens at 7:00 p.m. at the Image Factory’s North Front Street space.