Women in Black: Prints by Marcia Morse, an exploration of how people act on, and act out who they are in socially and politically codified ways, is on exhibit through Sept. 30 in Kuykendall Gallery at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa campus.
The series of mixed media prints and works on paper explores the presence and corporeal experience of women who are cloaked and veiled. While they may evoke current issues in the Middle East, the layers of text and images in the artworks serve as metaphors for the ways in which women are rendered silent and invisible in many cultural contexts.
Morse is a professor of art and chair of the Humanities and Social Sciences Division at Honolulu Community College, teaching as Marcia Roberts-Deutsch, and a Mānoa doctoral candidate in political science. She is co-founder of the Honolulu Printmaking Workshop and a freelance writer and art critic.