On view: Jan. 22–Feb. 7, 2019
Oliver Art Center hours: Mon.-Fri., 12:00-5:00 p.m.
Panel discussion and closing reception: Wed., Feb. 6, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
"Making (It) Work" is an exhibition of artworks made by artists during their first few years of parenthood. Many artists are surprised to find that the joys, hardships, and consuming nature of child care can produce unexpected layers of inspiration and an urgent sense of motivation. A reevaluation of priorities and time spent changes the way artists approach the studio; new questions are revealed, new modes of working are hashed out.
The exhibition doesn't assume parenthood to be a necessity for deeper understanding of self or artistic practice--rather it celebrates the resilience and dedication of artists. Becoming a parent is a profound identity shift, and this show highlights the work made during this transition. "Making (It) Work" celebrates makers who have embraced parenthood in its many forms and recognize its generative force.
Featuring work by Lisha Bai, Karen Dana, Leigh Davis, Ariel Dill, Madeline Donahue, Georgia Elrod, Jackie Gendel, David Huffman, McKendree Key, Shaun Leonardo, JJ Manford, Sangram Majumdar, Aspen Mays, Leeza Meksin, Althea Murphy-Price, Elizabeth Russell, Karen Seapker, Allison Smith, Elisa Soliven, Witts, Karla Wozniak, Ezra Wube, and Marela Zacarias. Curated by Karla Wozniak and Georgia Elrod.