CHICAGO – Woman Made Gallery (WMG) is pleased to present “Moments Like This,” a group exhibition juried by Jessica Bingham featuring the work of 42 women and non-binary artists exploring the need to pause, process what we have collectively gone through in the last two years, and move at the speed of humanity rather than the speed of production.
In her jurors’ statement, Jessica Bingham writes: “The women and non-binary artists in this exhibition are healers, caretakers, activists, collectors, and noticers—they shine a light on the moments that we often are too busy to cherish or learn from. The stories that inform the work in Moments Like This pierced my soul and made it abundantly clear that the slow movement has made significant waves in our fast-past society. It is also evident that the pandemic and fight for social justice in our country has influenced the work of every single artist in this exhibition. From having time to be present with oneself to illustrating the emotional weight we carry to the empowerment of our collective voices, these artists passionately and carefully ask us to pause and reflect with them. Some of these artists have been implementing slow living for many years, while others have recently rediscovered their self-worth through questioning ideas of “success”—all of which tap into the gravity of well-being. Through their vast practices, including time-based methods, quilting, painting, installation, collecting, and video, they challenge the norm of productivity, power, and presence.”
Reenie Charriere, Mary F. Coats, Cathie Crawford, Stephanie Cunningham, Maria De La O Sanchez, Kelsie de la Ossa, Nicole Di Fabio, Muse Dodd, Emilia Duarte, Emily Eldred, Tess Elliot, Alexandra Farber, Sarah Frazier, Yuan Ge, Helen Geglio, Sheila Grabarsky, Shahrbanoo Hamzeh, Laura Hartrich, Rachel Hausmann-Schall, T Hix, Anlan Huang (Yasmine), Emily Keyishian, Laneslense, I-Hua Lee, Ambrin Ling, Julie McIntyre, Anna McKeown, MISU, Katie Mongoven, Laura Morrison, Jaci Musec, Emily Newman, Nicci Arnold, Maya Nguyen, Brenda Pagan, Barbie Perry, Teri Power, Catherine Reinhart, Abi Salami, Annmarie Suglio, Chloe Swopshire, Kelly Yarbrough.
About the Juror: Jessica Bingham (she/her) is an artist, curator, educator, and mother working in Central Illinois. She is curator at University Galleries of Illinois State University and the director and co- founder of Project 1612. In addition to curating exhibitions, Bingham is a practicing artist whose work examines memory, trauma, homemaking, childhood, and motherhood through mending. Her work has been exhibited at: Neon Heater, Findlay, Ohio; Public Space One, Iowa City; Figge Art Museum, Davenport, Iowa; and Heartbreaker, Peoria, Illinois, among others. https://www.jessicabinghamart.com/
Banner Image: Installation by Emily Eldred