June – August 2021
Curated by: Kelly Lyles
LIKE MOTHER was learning that my own need to make work after my mother’s death is a shared one. Many friends were losing their moms, too, and wanted to “work out” emotions around their passing. These are artists whom I admire with stories to tell. Some of their mothers were pilots, actresses, dancers, scientists, world-travelers, etc, in addition to being home-makers.
This exhibit is an invitation to reflect on your own parental heritage, your stories, struggles, and triumphs. This is a reminder to engage with all people: our culture is so NOW focused, the exhibition takes time to delve into the past and help us recontextualize the present. I need to take this lesson to heart myself, fearing the ageism of the art world in my 60’s…
Deborah Ann, MalPina Chan, Diem Chau, Margaret Chodos-Irvine, Mary Coss, Susan Derrick, Marita Dingus, Maura Donegan, David Francis, Malayka Gormally, Liza Halvorsen, Lauren Iida, Steve Jensen, Deborah Kapoor, Deborah Lawrence, L. Kelly Lyles, Rozarii Lynch, Danny Mansmith, Christen Mattix, Lisa Myers Bulmash, Jane Orleman, Pohlman-Knowles (Sabrina Knowles & Jenny Pohlman), June Sekiguchi, Joan Stuart Ross, Elana Winsberg, and Suze Woolf.