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Riot Grrrls stake a new space in 'Alien She'
Riot Grrrls stake a new space in 'Alien She'

The lesbian feminist sasquatches conspire in a far corner of the room. Some crouch and sniff, others tower on massive feet, their stout legs covered with thick fur. Made from thrift-store-sourced textiles, including toilet and car seat covers, bath mats and pillow shams, the curious creatures are the work of Toronto artist Allyson Mitchell. They are part of a group show at the Orange County Museum of Art called "Alien She," which curators say is the first to examine the past, present and future of the underground punk feminist movement known as Riot Grrrl. Riot Grrrl catalyzed a generation of women to move from analyzing and consuming culture to actively producing it....

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