The Goddess Array Exhibition Launch Party

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Canadian photographer Jennifer Toole is launching The Goddess Array with a one-night-only exhibition featuring a series of nudes depicting ancient Greek goddesses on Monday January 25th, 2016 at Only One Gallery (5 Brock Ave.) in Toronto from 6PM to 11PM.

The Goddess Array is Jennifer’s voice for the power of girls and women. The genesis of the project is the #bringbackourgirls campaign of April 2014 when Boko Haram kidnapped and terrorized 200 schoolgirls in Nigeria. The girls never came back. In response to the kidnapping and all other treatment of women as objects, The Goddess Array is resurrecting the many multifaceted goddess archetypes by presenting depictions of women fully free and celebrating their individuality. The aim of The Goddess Array is to encourage higher levels of respect between men and women, amongst women, and also self-respect.

In its final form The Goddess Array will be an ongoing, travelling exhibition dedicated to sharing Ms. Toole’s goddess photography with the world. The project has partnered with architect K. Mulla to design a portable structure created specifically to showcase the work. The structure will be lightweight and simple to set up and strike, packing into a single shipping container for smooth travel. With the nomadic museum these strong goddesses will exhibit in downtown city center spaces all over the world. The ultimate goal will be given the opportunity to safely exhibit in Nigeria.

“It is my hope that by inviting people into the space of The Goddess Array, where they will look up to these large, strong, iconic, womanly images, a seismic shift in the base mentality of misogyny will begin to become one of reverence and respect. This is a tall order, I know, but it is one I am willing to dedicate my life to.” – Jennifer Toole

There will be a silent auction of the works at the show between 6PM and 9PM. Limited editions of Goddess Array apparel will be available. Proceeds will support the travelling exhibition.

All are welcomed to bask in the strength and revel in the beauty of The Goddess Array.

Hashtag: #thegoddessarray

For interview requests, images or more information please contact:

Jennifer Toole at jennifer@jennifertoole.com

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