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FRANCES F. DENNY @ CLAMPART

Hope in the guest bedroomFRANCES F. DENNY: LET VIRTUE BE YOUR GUIDE
November 19 – December 19, 2015

Artist’s reception: November 19, 2015 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

“Let Virtue Be Your Guide” examines the artist’s family and their deeply rooted history as early settlers of New England. One ancestor, John Howland, was a deckhand aboard The Mayflower. Unearthing the idea of feminine “virtue” from the confines of its historical meaning, the photographs of the women in the artist’s family have a watchful quality, as if the artist is defining for herself what it means to be a woman. Her sitters, and the domestic spaces they inhabit, together evoke a distinct and well-worn privilege. In the photographs seams pull apart exposing the shifts occurring across generations of women. The resulting collection of images becomes a search for meaning in heritage, a challenge to the notion of legacy, and the artist’s reckoning with a traditional version of American femininity.

CLAMPART
531 West 25th Street
between 10th/11th Avenues


Location: New York, New York City, United States Type:

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