CHICAGO —Woman Made Gallery (WMG) is proud to begin the 2013 exhibition season with “Public/Private” a group exhibition with 32 works by 29 artists. WMG is also hosting a solo show by Julia Ris, and a concurrent group exhibition of “The Exquisite Uterus Project”, a collaborative art project featuring over 100 artists.
Included in Public/Private are painting, sculpture, photography, mixed media, sound, and performance works by Patricia Bellan-Gillen, Corinna Button, Elena Dahl, Felicia Diaz, Hannah Fehrman, Aidan Fitzpatrick, Anja Foerschner, Ghislaine Fremaux, Lizeth Gamboa, Alexandra Goode, Magdalene Gorecki-Eisenberg, Leah Gose and Ashlae Shepler, Kathy Halper, Erin Rachel Hudak, Robin James, Aunia Kahn, Ruth A. Keitz, Careen Joplin Langstieh, Sioban Lombardi, Elaine Luther, Charmaine Ortiz, Jodi Patterson, Robin Snyder, Meredith Weber and Anna Trier, Jennifer Weigel, Jean Davey Winter, and Sarah B. Woods.
Chicago artist Hannah Fehrman presents “1141 S. Jefferson”, a photograph that is part of a series documenting public spaces in Chicago. She writes, “In 2011 I experienced some of my most private memories in the middle of public spaces in Chicago. I wondered how hundreds of people could experience these spaces, while I had a private interaction with them.”
In “Best/Worst”, performance duo Meredith and Anna will invite the public to display their day-to-day emotions through the distribution of 365 balloons with text on them, all of which will be handed out inside and outside of the opening reception for “Public/Private”. They write, “In an age where our thoughts, moods and whims are constantly being broadcast via social media, “Best/Worst” seeks to visualize these exclamations.”
A mirror, magic eight balls, and other objects form Robin Snyder’s mixed media piece, “Allegory on Life in a Vanitas”, which the artist describes as addressing “…the government’s ever increasing presence in our lives through now legally sanctioned surveillance (which is supposed to make our lives safer and more secure).” She comments, “Life is what we make it. Sometimes in life we forget that death comes to us all regardless of our worldly acquisitions, education, race or creed.”
(Banner Image: artwork by Hannah Fehrman)