Gender Matters/Matter of Gender
Open to everyone submitting original works of art and design pertaining to or addressing theme.
Ever since Judy Chicago and Miriam Schapiro organized the collective Womanhouse project in San Francisco in 1972, as well as Judy Chicago’s 1979 Dinner Party, shows centering on women’s reality have become a staple in galleries nationwide. Gender Matters/Matters of Gender, expands this tradition to include works by artists of both sexes who work from a consciousness of how gender is reflected in art, how the artist’s gender influences her or his medium, and how gender often affects the circumstances in which the artist creates. This show will include a range of artists who make art which explores sexual identity, evolutions in biological reproduction and art which is sometimes informed by an awareness of gender based craft and traditions.
Juror: Judith Tannenbaum, Curator of Contemporary Art at the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design.
Freedman Gallery at Albright College, Reading, PA
Exhibition Dates: March 23-April 20, 2011