Identity, gender politics, and issues of the ‘self’ are all compelling subjects in the work of Stephanie Dodes, Hilary Schwartz and Robyn Menzel. With video, installation, fiber art and performance these three artists create highly charged narratives specific to feminism, social contracts, and distortions of reality. Their methods and operations with images are handled with such intensity that it forces us to contemplate their experiences as artists, as women and as individuals.
The purpose of exhibition is to explore with the artists how they come to resolve the nature of their ideas. Rather than defining theses works under a singular concept, our intent was to organize a platform in which these three women could process and together exist in a space. Choosing artists for their individual thinking and being drawn to signature aspects of each of their work is at the heart of this curatorial experiment. Watching how three artists process/change/grow in a semester, where control lies in the artist/curator relationship and how the curatorial vision processes alongside the artistic vision.
Nicole Lattuca & Devon Bella
Hilary Schwartz, Sugar Coated 2008, 60 in x 80 in x 12 in
Stephanie Dodes, Superior Dimesions 2008, Installation, Oh my god 2007, Video
Robyn Menzel, Reservoir 2008, Installation