Through large-scale works by women artists, “Body of Work” engages the community in a conversation about the relationship between the body and artmaking. The exhibition, on view June 19 – September 7 with an Opening Reception Wednesday, June 19, 5 – 8 p.m., is a witness to women artists laboring to unchain themselves from patriarchal stereotypes. The artworks focus on the physicality of making large-scale works. The body is representational, conceptual or inherent in some work, but not apparent in other work. The exhibit is curated by Kate Schaffer and MIAD alumna Melissa Dorn.
“The exhibition creates spaces for community dialogue around issues of women’s work, their limits within a patriarchal society, and making the impossible possible,” said Schaffer.