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Morlan Gallery, The Parachute Factory to start new year with New Domesticity: Women’s Work in Women’s Art

LEXINGTON, Ky.—Transylvania University’s Morlan Gallery and The Parachute Factory will kick off 2018 with New Domesticity: Women’s Work in Women’s Art, a single exhibition that will span two downtown art galleries from Jan. 16 to Feb. 16.

The exhibition, curated by art history professor Emily Elizabeth Goodman, examines how Kentucky women artists incorporate elements of domestic work and life into their art practices. In particular, New Domesticity explores how different artists engage with the idea of women’s “traditional roles” in our contemporary culture.

To prepare for the exhibition, Goodman and Morlan Gallery Director Andrea Fisher traveled across Kentucky this past summer to meet women artists where they live and work—which in many cases are one in the same place. A Transylvania Kenan Fund for Faculty and Student Enrichment grant funded the research.

The artists in the exhibition are 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.

Morlan Gallery is open weekdays, noon to 5 p.m., and by special appointment. For an appointment, call Fisher at (859) 233-8142, 24 hours prior to viewing.

The Parachute Factory is open Wednesdays through Fridays from 5-8 p.m. and on Saturdays from noon to 3 p.m. Located in Lexington’s Northside, this women-led gallery is run by Sarah Brown and Transylvania alumna Stevie Morrison ’15.

This exhibition has a catalog available for purchase here or in the gallery spaces for $20.


Jan. 16 – Feb. 24
Opening Reception for the Artists: Jan. 19, 5-8 p.m. 
Gallery hours: Wednesday-Friday, 5-8 p.m., and Saturday, noon to 3 p.m.

Jan. 16 – Feb. 16
Opening reception for the Artists: Jan. 19, 5-8 p.m.
Gallery hours: Weekdays noon to 5 p.m. 

Thursday, Jan. 25, 6 p.m. | Curator’s Talk with Emily Elizabeth Goodman, Morlan Gallery
Thursday, Feb. 1, 6 p.m. | Art Talk with Lori Larusso, Morlan Gallery
Thursday, Feb. 8, 6 p.m. | Performance by Rae Goodwin, Morlan Gallery