November 8, 2010 - January 7, 2011
Glass Curtain Gallery
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
“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?”
Curated by Betsy Odom.
Gallery Hours: Mon-Wed, Fri 9 am - 5 pm, Thurs 9 am – 7 pm
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Contact: Mark Porterfirstname.lastname@example.org/312-369-6643
Front Image: Dana DeGiulio, Exit Ghost, 37 x 40” Oil on canvas, 2010
The Department of Exhibition and Performance Spaces, a division of Student Life, is entirely funded by student activity fees.