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New Maternalisms: Redux


  • FAB Gallery, 1-1 Fine Arts Building University of Alberta, 112 Street and 89 Avenue Edmonton Canada (map)

Curated by Natalie S. Loveless

May 12 — June 4, 2016 | FAB Gallery, 1-1 Fine Arts Building, University of Alberta, Edmonton
Opening Reception & Evening of Live Performance: May 12, 2016, 6:00 pm—9pm
Artists: Lenka Clayton, Jess Dobkin, Alejandra Herrera, Courtney Kessel, and Jill Miller

See full schedule of events on the New Maternalisms website

New Maternalisms Redux is the third and last in the New Maternalisms exhibition series (following Toronto 2012 and Santiago 2014). It features five artists drawn from the first two exhibitions: Lenka Clayton, Jess Dobkin, Alejandra Herrera, Courtney Kessel, & Jill Miller. The work of these artists represents a spectrum of experience; it includes queer and straight identified mothers, single and partnered mothers, mothers of differently abled children, mothers of twins and singletons, and a represents range of race/class/economic privilege. This range of positionalities inflects the performance and project-based work presented here -- work that investigates the maternal iteratively, as a political and affective force. Considered individually and together, these works engage with one another and the public, drawing the community into important conversations around what it means to mother, as a non-reductive, thinking-feeling and political practice, today.