You Can Cry in Front of Me
This exhibition explores the emotional bonds developed between young women as they
confront trauma, misogyny, sexual harassment, and sexual assault. This work serves as an
ode to the healing, empathy, and strength women channel within themselves and each other. First as adolescents, then in adulthood, we too often watch tears roll down cheeks, place
hands on shoulders, and offer words resembling “You can cry in front of me. You will be
alright.” The generation that came of age during the explosion of the #MeToo movement is
acclimated to the dialogue surrounding accountability and the negative repercussions of
assault. However, this work intends to shift the focus from violence and persecution to the
quieter moments of solidarity that facilitate personal transformation in women.
Fruit motifs are famously used to represent female sexuality and fertility in art and other
media. In this series, ravaged fruit challenges historical depictions of the body as an object
existing for consumption. The nature of the scene calls for an evaluation of notions of sexuality and autonomy in proximity to violence and body
Opening night is Friday, November 3 from 7 – 9 p.m. and the show continues every Saturday and Sunday, from November 4 – 19. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
About the Artist
Rebecca Fux is an artist born in Vernon, B.C., now living and working on the unceded traditional territory of the W̱SÁNEĆ and lək̓ wəŋən peoples. At the age of sixteen Rebecca was the recipient of the 2019 Youth Artist in Residency Program at the Vernon Community Arts Centre, which entailed mentorship and her debut in a group exhibition. It was there that she first connected with local artists and gained the opportunity to paint a mural for the Vernon Public Art Gallery. After receiving the 2020 Helen Pitt Fund Award and with the encouragement of her community she made the decision to pursue a BFAhons at the University of Victoria.
Now twenty years old, Rebecca works primarily in oil paint and drawing mediums to contemplate the intricacies of personal relationships.
Xchanges gratefully acknowledges the support of the Province of British Columbia and the Capital Regional District for our gallery programs.