BREAKING IN TWO: A PROVOCATIVE VISION OF MOTHERHOOD
Curated by Bruria Finkel, filmed by Sabine Sighicelli
FEBRUARY 11 – APRIL 14, 2012
This breakthrough exhibition is part of Pacific Standard Time. It is the first comprehensive exhibition of work by women artists who are mothers, where the work itself integrates the maternal experience, the relationship to the body, the child, the family, and the society at large. The exhibition will feature a multi-cultural group of four generations of nationally and internationally recognized artist-mothers selected to represent the multi-faceted and changing realities of motherhood. Breaking in Two will include painting and drawing, sculpture, collage and assemblage, installation, photography, film/video, Poetry/writing and Performance. The subject of Motherhood was a Taboo in the Art World in the 70’s, women artists were advised not disclose their motherhood status for it might interfere with their ability to progress in the art world.
Participating artists: Kim Abeles, Lita Albuquerque, Eleanor Antin, Michele Asselin, Jo Ann Callis, Joyce Dallal, Bruria Finkel, Magaret Garcia, Cheri Gaulke, Tierney Gearon, Judithe Hernandez, Channa Horwitz, Katherine Jacobi, Mary Kelly, Margaret Lazzari, Andrea Liss, M.A .M. A, Kim McCarty, MaryLinda Moss, Mother Art, Sandra Mueller, Pearls of Wisdom: End the Violence, Renee Petropoulos, Astrid Preston, Alison, Saar, Betye Saar, Sola Agustsson Saar, Lesley Saar, Reva Santo, Sylvia Sher, Amy Shimshon-Santo, Elena Mary Siff, Doni Silver Simons, Linda Vallejo, June Wayne, Ruth Weisberg, Miriam Wosk, Kim Yasuda, and Stella Zhang.
February 11, 2012
5–6 pm VIP opening | 6–9 pm Public opening
February 26, 2012
12–3 pm Walk through curator and artists
March 17, 2012
3–5 pm Mothers on Motherhood: Dance and Spoken Word Performance
March 31, 2012
2–5 pm Panel discussion, the social and Esthetic implications of Motherhood
a scholarly interaction
April 14, 2012
6–10 pm Exhibition closing celebration