Visions of Self is the first annual show of the Women’s Voices, Women’s Vision group of Yosemite Sierra Artists. The show features over 100 female artists from 10 countries, with work including the subjects of self-portraiture, environment, emotions, and state of being.
Co-Curators: Wendy Denton & Jennifer Moss
Judges: Michele Ellis Pracy, Executive Director/Chief Curator Fresno Art Museum & Diane Breuer, Artist & Former Gallery Owner
The professional life of a woman who becomes a mother is not the easiest. In the art world, motherhood happens to be stigmatized.
Currently, the woman’s scope of responsibilities grows to an enormous size. Her role has expanded: she has to be a heroine, idealized by handbooks, and commercials. In effect, a contemporary woman lasts in a permanent conflict – inner – with herself and outer – striving to meet the requirements imposed on her by society.
I’m interested in the topic of motherhood, everyday rituals connected with it and problems of woman-mother-artist. On the picture “Everyday rituals” I show a woman in ordinary, ugly slippers, who wants to keep the right rhythm of duties.
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