Bodies of Work @ Baxter St at the Camera Club of New York

361 Days, 2017, by Jamie Dimond

Bodies of Work
Marina Berio, Patty Chang, Lenka Clayton, Jamie Diamond, Nona Faustine,
Alison Elizabeth Taylor, and Cao Yu
April 16- April 27, 2019

Opening Reception: Wednesday, April 17, 2019 | 6:30-8:30 pm

“There has been a surge of artworks, books, and articles about motherhood over the past few years. To paraphrase a recent Paris Review article by Lauren Elkin, motherhood is finally being taken seriously in wider arts and a canon of motherhood is beginning to take shape. The subject of motherhood is urgent in the current political climate where there is a need to guarantee women control over their bodies. Women have begun to speak more candidly about health issues and biological processes that have in the past been cloaked in secrecy. Recent news articles have revealed bias against pregnant women and mothers in the workplace, and in spring 2018 the United States stunned the world when it declined to back a seemingly uncontroversial resolution to support breastfeeding in underdeveloped countries. For much of art history the subject of mothers were represented by men. Earlier generations of female artists often chose a career over motherhood or steered clear of explicitly addressing motherhood in their work because it was dismissed.”

Baxter St at the Camera Club of New York · 126 Baxter Street · New York, NY 10013 · USA

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