“A Woman’s Place” Curated by Kimberly Becker
Lauren Sinner January 24, 2018
Curated by SDA member Kimberly Becker, the exhibition A Woman’s Place features fifteen artists whose strong voices and clear ideas discuss what it means to be female in the twenty first century. Conveyed through a wide variety of mediums, the work speaks to both an individual woman’s experience as well as a collective voice.
Opening one week before the anniversary of the Women’s March of 2017, A Woman’s Place provides a window into the perspective women now have of their own lives, and the lives of their sisters, mothers, daughters, friends in a misogynistic society. Through felt, oil paint, quilting, photography, assemblage, metal, and more, this show is a powerful discussion of being female in America today.
Embedded within the show is a second exhibition titled The House Dress Project, in which Becker has created a series of dresses each carrying an individual story of a specific woman who has experienced an injustice simply for being born female. Her house is painted on the front of the dress and her story is embroidered on the back.
In the age of #metoo, the stories are both painful to read, and important to hear. The ethereal diaphanous appearance of the dresses draw the viewer in, but then confront you with the hard discussion of each woman’s experience.
“My intention with this show is to discuss the issues women (and men) now face in a society of #metoo… It is so important that these discussions be approachable, thoughtful, and sensitive to the viewer.”
Artists featured in the exhibition include: Christine Arthur, Kimberly Becker, Robin Bergman, Michele Fandel Bonner, Elena Brunner, Eva Camacho, Brenda Cironi, Nancy Crasco, Diane Franklin, Ingrid Goldbloom, Gina Manning, Caroline Rufo, Jeanne Sisson, Priscilla Smith, and Lorraine Sullivan.
Originally opening on January 12th, the show is on display until March 10th, 2018. Along with the gallery exhibition, there will be two film screenings and several artists panel discussions. All events during the show will be posted on the Belmont Gallery of Art website.
Belmont Gallery of Art
19 Moore Street, 3rd floor
Belmont, MA 02478