Woman’s Work?

Mathew Greenberg

Photos by Mathew Greenberg

Photo by Mathew Greenberg

Woman’s Work?is the newest gallery presented by artists Anni Holm, Mark Newport and Lindsay Obermeyer. The gallery is on display from Nov. 5-30 in the Fine Arts building. The exhibition theme is taken from a series by Obermeyer and features “forms of artmaking by women, such as knitting, crocheting, embroidery, etc.” The distinctly unique nature of the gallery is showcased by walls displaying yarn-work with fantastically complimentary color schemes, a portrayal of the Chicago skyline, and a television showing a character knitting in a rocking chair. The artists’ statement explains, “Endeavors such as these not only have had to overcome the stigma of ‘craft’ but also their association with the feminine due to their ties to the home and to the family. Yet while our customary idea of family has changed and ‘sewing arts’ have overcome their non-high art classification, there remains something inherently familial, homey often, about these particular art forms.” Linsday Obermeyer will speak about the exhibition on Thursday Nov. 29 at 3 p.m., and will also be hosting workshops Thursday Nov. 8th and 13th at 3 p.m. Sign up for these workshops in FA 105B. The closing reception will be on Friday November 30th from 6-9 p.m.