Mothers

Title

Mothers

Event Type

Gallery

Exhibition Website

Location

Chicago
Illinois

Curatorial Statement

“Mothers” includes moving works by 37 women addressing the culturally ubiquitous role of motherhood, historically under-represented in visual art. The artists utilize a wide range of media, from photography, video, 3D, and even frosted cakes. The artists’ individual and sometimes intensely personal approaches to the subject of motherhood vary as much as their media. The work speaks to personal experiences (as a mother or as related to a mother), social constructions of motherhood, the balance of home and work, the politicization of mothers, pregnancy, breastfeeding, childbirth, bodily transformation, miscarriage, loss, and fertility/infertility. Artists are using materials traditionally found in domestic settings including clothes pins, canning jars, and yarn. Others use iconic imagery such as the Madonna and child.

Artists

Jjenna Hupp Andrews
Kiki Augustin
Melissa Ayotte
Linda L. Bacon
Adrian Baker
Shaun Bangert
Kristy Battani
Jolene Beckman
Cat Del Buono
Corinna Button
Barbara Diener
Sheila A. Donovan
Joy Christiansen Erb
Niki Grangruth
Luba Grenader
Kate Hansen
Kelly Harrington
Katherine Michele Hatchell
Judith Hladik-Voss
Phyllis Hofman
Lea Basile Lazarus
Stephanie Lerma
Melanie Lowrance
Elaine Luther
Julie Mader-Meersman
Jennifer McNichols
Maggie Meiners
Freyda Miller
Helen Payne
Nancy Roberts
Jaleesa Rosario
Sarah Rust Sampedro
Amanda Simons
Colette Veasey-Cullors
Lisa Venditelli
Ellen Wetmore

Duration

November 5 to December 23, 2010

Collection

Citation

“Mothers,” Artist Parent Index , accessed November 23, 2017, http://artistparentindex.com/items/show/151.

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