February 24, 2014 Leave a comment
My academic interests include the study of the female physical body and its varying interpretations across cultures and eras. The current show in the Silber Gallery, “Femme,” showcases artists’ own perspectives of the feminine form. I was fortunate enough to attend the gallery opening on Feb. 6, to hear the artists (all females) and talk about their pieces over sangria and cheese.
The exhibit features varying media, from videos, photography, painting, and live performance. Many of the artists are MFA students, and some found artwork later in life. Despite all of their different backgrounds, there seems to be a connecting thread throughout the work: that even in 2014, women still receive criticism for using their bodies in any way, whether it’s in artwork, dance, or the like.
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