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Glass Curtain Gallery

Exhibition Detail
Curated by: Betsy Odom
1104 S. Wabash Ave, First Floor
Chicago, IL 60605

November 8th, 2010 - January 7th, 2011
November 11th, 2010 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Carnival, Kelli ConnellKelli Connell, Carnival
© Kelli Connell
, Leeza MeksinLeeza Meksin
, Mary GeorgeMary George
, Dana DeGiulioDana DeGiulio
© Dana DeGiulio
The Making of the Natural Gym, Mary GeorgeMary George, The Making of the Natural Gym,
2010, sculpture, sound, sweat, all overt
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Michigan Ave/Downtown
Mon,Tues, Wed and Fri 9am-5pm, Thurs 9am-7pm
Columbia College Chicago
TAGS: photography mixed-media installation performance sculpture

Reception: November 11, 5-8pm with artist performances
indoor 5k Run with Mary George, 4:30 - 6:30pm
I Will Always Love You, interactive performance by Allison Halter, 5:30pm

Accompanying lecture:

“Crossing the Line: Genre & Identity”, a reading and lecture by award-winning author Dorothy Allison, 7:30pm in the Conaway Center adjacent to the Glass Curtain Gallery 

Tomboy examines the degrees to which identity and gender influence meaning in the work of six contemporary queer women artists.  From painterly gestures to performative acts, sculptural installations to digitally altered photographs, this exhibition explores the variety of approaches artists take in negotiating notions of identity.  These works turn away from the essentialism of early feminist art and the specificity of “identity art,” and instead employ identity in intentionally ambiguous, mercurial, and peripheral ways.  Tomboy delves into the murky spaces between the personal, the political, and the formal in order to ask viewers the question: “can and should what we know about an artist be separated from how we experience their work?”


Participating Artists:

Kelli Connell

Dana DeGiulio

Daphne Fitzpatrick

Mary George

Allison Halter

Leeza Meksin

Curated byBetsy Odom.

Gallery Hours: Mon-Wed, Fri 9 am - 5 pm, Thurs 9 am – 7 pm


For More Info:
Contact: Mark Porter/
Front Image: Dana DeGiulio, Exit Ghost, 37 x 40” Oil on canvas, 2010


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