Moments Like This

juried by Jessica Bingham

August 26 – September 25, 2021

Reception: Saturday, August 28, 4 – 7 PM

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.”

Exhibiting Artists:

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
I-Hua Lee
Ambrin Ling
Julie McIntyre
Anna McKeown
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.

Banner Image: Rachel Hausmann-Schall, When I’m Not Thinking, 2021, digital collage, 16 x 20 in.