One Show, Two Venues!

 New Domesticity Work

Jan 16 – Feb 16, 2018
New Domesticity: Women’s Work in Women’s Art

featuring the work of Stacey Chinn, Jane Burch Cochran, Rae Goodwin, Judith Pointer-Jia, Diane Kahlo, Helen LaFrance, Lori Larusso, Colleen Merrill, Stacey Reason, Jennifer A. Reis, Kristin Richards, Justine Riley, Bianca Lynne Spriggs, Bentley Utgaard and L.A. Watson

Curated by Emily Elizabeth Goodman, Ph.D, this exhibition examines how women artists, presently working around Kentucky, incorporate elements of domestic work and life in their art practices. In particular, this exhibition explores how different artists engage with the idea of women’s “traditional roles” in our contemporary culture. Artists work in variety of media, including sculpture, video, performance, fiber and engage with the idea of “domesticity” in manifold ways, including artists who use their works to critique the traditional valuation of the home as woman’s domain and those who have found elements of domestic labor and traditionally feminine media (i.e. craft practices or food-based works) to be empowering.

This exhibition spans two locations, Transylvania’s Morlan Gallery and The Parachute Factory, located in Lexington’s Northside. This women-led gallery is run by Sarah Brown and Transylvania alumna Stevie Morrison ’15. The Parachute Factory is open Wednesdays through Fridays, 5-8 p.m. and on Saturdays from noon to 3 p.m. For more information, visit

The New Domesticity exhibition catalog will be available for purchase for $20 in January. Catalogs may be ordered here and each gallery location will have limited copies available for purchase.


Special Events and Hours
Opening Reception with the Artists and Lexington Gallery Hop | Friday, Jan. 19, 5-8 p.m. in the Morlan Gallery and The Parachute Factory
Morlan Gallery Weekend Hours | Saturday, Feb. 3, 5-8 p.m. 
Thursday, January 25, 6 p.m. | Curator’s Talk with Emily Elizabeth Goodman, Ph.D. in the Morlan Gallery
Thursday, February 1, 6 p.m. | Artist Talk with (TBA), in the Morlan Gallery
Thursday, February 8, 6 p.m. | Performance by Rae Goodwin, in the Morlan Gallery

Images left to right: Lori Larusso, Eating Animals (Bugs, Flying), 2017, acrylic on shaped panel, 31 x 35 inches; Colleen Toutant Merrill, Schism, 2016, fiber and rope.