November 11, 2010 - January 7, 2011
Reception, November 11, 2010
Tomboy examines the degrees to which identity and gender influence meaning in the work of six contemporary queer women artists. From painterly gestures to performative acts, sculptural installations to digitally altered photographs, this exhibition explores the variety of approaches artists take in negotiating notions of identity. These works turn away from the essentialism of early feminist art and the specificity of “identity art,” and instead employ identity in intentionally ambiguous, mercurial, and peripheral ways. Tomboy delves into the murky spaces between the personal, the political, and the formal in order to ask viewers the question: “can and should what we know about an artist be separated from how we experience their work?”
Artists: Kelli Connell, Dana DeGiulio, Daphne Fitzpatrick, Mary George, Allison Halter, Leeza Meksin
Opening Night Programming
Indoor 5k, run with Mary George, 4:30-6:
I Will Always Love You, interactive performance by Allison Halter,
Accompanying Lecture, “Crossing the Line: Genre & Identity”, a reading and lecture by award-winning author Dorothy Allison,
Natural Gym Workshop: Work with Mary George on her installation The Cult of the Endorphin during the run of the exhibition. Sign up to learn how to create “natural gym equipment” out of logs, rocks, and other found materials.
Cafe Society: Cafe Society is a
Gallery Talk: A candid discussion with Tomboy artists and the Columbia College student organization Common Ground. December 6, 1-2pm, Glass Curtain Gallery. Open to classes and the public.
Exhibition Contact: Contact: Mark Porteremail@example.com/312-369-6643
Purchase the Exhibition Catalog:
Chicago Tribune Review
Press and Reviews:
New City Review: "Recommended"
New City Focus on Dana DeGiulio: "Eye Exam: A Thing and Its Other"
Tomboy listed in the top 5 curated exhibitions of 2010 in NewCity
Columbia Chronicle, "Workshop, Interactive Art Show"