By GRACE DETWILER
Coming this Thursday (Oct. 29) to the Spoke Art gallery in San Francisco is the horror-art show “Draw Me Like One Of Your FINAL GIRLS,” featuring the art of 60 female artists including Rue Morgue’s own Fright Gallery columnist, Paige Reynolds. “Girls may be made of sugar and spice and everything nice, but our FINAL GIRLS collection is gory and gruesome and everything witchy. Ranging from devilish ceramics and paintings of blood-soaked beasts, to nostalgic horror film posters and ominous masks draped with real human hair, this collection is anything but sweet” (Spoke Art).
Due to COVID safety measures, FINAL GIRLS will only be viewable in-person by appointment, however, all of the artworks will be available for purchase through the Spoke Art webstore. Additionally, interested parties who cannot attend the Halloween art show can join the FINAL GIRLS team on the gallery’s Instagram Livestream for a live Q&A and walkthrough of the show (Halloween day at 2 pm Pacific). In the words of co-curator Liz Reed (Cuddles & Rage): “This show is full of strong women and strong images, celebrating horror not only as a genre but a voice for some of our most intimate thoughts.” See featured artists and image credits below.
“Immortal Lover” by Sarah Maxwell
Participating artists include: Brighton Ballard | Allison Black | Steph C. | Caroline Caldwell | Victoria Casanova | Cryssy Cheung | Tracie Ching | Kremena Chipilova | Emily Connell | Gemma Correll | Cuddles & Rage (Liz Reed) | Sara Deck | Diosa | Pippa Dyrlaga | Edge (Ejiwa Enebene) | Olivia Fields | Ashley Floréal | Jenny Frison | Erin Gallagher | Susie Ghahremani | Bella Grace | Nicole Gustafsson | Jessica Hess | Horrible Adorables | Jellykoe | Sarah Joncas | Kawaii Suga (Isamar Medina) | Heidi Kenney | Gina Kirlew | Jemma Klein | Kim Ku | Dan Lam | Nan Lawson | Vivian Le | Alice Lee | Dami Lee | Ashly Lovett | Chelsea Lowe | Leigh Luna | Sarah Maxwell | Janaina Medeiros | Niky Motekallem | Aracely Muñoz | Karla Ortiz | Sharlene Perkins | Stacey Ransom | Paige Reynolds | Chloe Rice | Michelle Romo | Sister Hyde | Steenz | Eileen Steinbach | Lauren Rae Stewart | Ellen Surrey | Hannah Templer | Rosemary Valero-O’Connell | Ariel Vittori | Erica Williams | Zi Xu | Jade Young
Featured Image: “Beguile” by Sarah Joncas
Header Image: “Blood Harvest” by Jessica Hess