New Domesticity: An Examination of Women’s Work in Women’s Art

Jan 16 – Feb 16, 2018

including the work of Stacey Chinn, Jane Burch Cochran, Rae Goodwin,  Judith Pointer Jia, Diane Kahlo, Helen LaFrance, Lori Larusso, Colleen Toutant Merrill, Stacey Reason, Jennifer Reis, Kristin Richards, Justine Riley, Bianca Spriggs, Bentley Utgaard, and LA Watson

Curated by Dr. Emily Goodman, 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.

Order the New Domesticity exhibition catalog

New Domesticity RESS RELEASE

Special Events and Hours
All events are free, open to the public, and occur in Morlan Gallery—located on the main floor of the Mitchell Fine Arts Center.

Opening Reception with the Artists and Lexington Gallery Hop | Friday, Jan. 19, 5-8 p.m.
Curator’s Talk with Dr. Emily Elizabeth Goodman| Thursday, Jan. 25, 6 p.m.
Art Talk with Lori Larusso |  Thursday, Feb. 1, 6 p.m.
Weekend Hours: Saturday, Feb. 3, 5-8 p.m. 
Performance with Rae Goodwin | Thursday, Feb. 8, 6 p.m.