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LADYLIKE: A PROPER TAKE ON FEMINIST ART
Krista Babbitt (Chicago), Andrea Dezso (New York), Jessica Hannah (Chicago), Sally Ko (Chicago), Ke-Sook Lee (Kansas City), Emma McCagg (New York), Lorraine Peltz (Chicago), Abigail Pope (New York), Susan Sensemann (Chicago), Stacia Yeapanis (Chicago).
The exhibition LADYLIKE is curated by Joanne Hinkel.
Koscielak Gallery Chicago 1646 N. Bosworth Ave Chicago, IL 60622
Opening reception Friday, June 13, 2008 6:00 - 9:00 pm
LADYLIKE features the work of ten artists who represent the dynamic spectrum of contemporary feminist art.2007 was quite a year for commemorating feminist art history, from the unveiling of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum of Art to the traveling retrospective "WACK!" Art and The Feminist Revolution! Out of these events dedicated to ’70s feminist art, the same forward-thinking questions kept surfacing: What does feminist art look like today? Where should feminist art go now? These questions have no single answer. Feminist artists continue to push boundaries, working with an array of attitudes, approaches, and sensibilities that cannot be locked up in one collective hope chest. Though, the hallmark aspect of feminist art’s legacy, to use personal history as a point of inspiration, endures. LADYLIKE artists use a variety of methods -- fiber arts, video, installation, paintings, print works, sculpture, mixed-media installation, and photography -- to sift through personal memories, experiences, and fantasies. To tell us a story about what being ladylike means.