It's been a while since I've updated the blog or the website. The last exhibition, Ellen Shattuck Pierce's FLOOR PLAY drew a great number of people to the gallery and was well received by visitors. At the end of her exhibition, I was going to show some of my own work, but our family was hit with H1N1, and let's just say life got in the way. Instead of dwelling, I'm moving on to the next exhibition, VOICES: Mother's Who Create. Last year's exhibition drew hundreds of visitors and we will work to do the same again this year.
I curated the Balance: Mother's Who Create exhibition last year because I was fed up with reading statistics. I know that hardly any mother-artist's work is shown in the major galleries and museums. I know that women's work is sold for less at auction. I know that women are marginalized in the text books. There are only so many statistics I am willing to read without doing something about it. We can talk until we're blue in the face about the disparity in numbers, but unless we take action to change those statistics, they are useless.
I was sick of sitting on the sidelines and wanted to take an active role in being a part of the solution. One thing we need to do as women, as artists, and as mothers, is to stop talking about the inequities and do something about them. This year's exhibition, VOICES, is the continuation of that action. I invite you to be a part of the rising tide of mother's voices in the arts.