This fall I curated an exhibition for Woman Made Gallery in Chicago. “Mothers” opens next Friday, November 5. I would love to be at the opening, but this time it’s not to be. I was overwhelmed by the responses to the call for entries on the theme–238 artists submitting work for consideration, most of them submitting 3 entries apiece, which I then had to narrow down to 35-40 works. Although I am strictly two-dimensional in my own work, in this case I was most drawn to three-dimensional pieces, particularly fiber, mixed media sculptures, and installation work. Much of the work I selected spoke to the physicality of mothering experiences, including pregnancy, birth, the postpartum body, the infertile body, the physicality of loss, and the aging maternal body. While I received many entries related to the concept of the Mother Goddess, I chose not to address that theme in the show.
The names of the artists are listed on the exhibition postcard below. Images of their works are available on Woman Made Gallery’s exhibition page: