INQUESTIGATION is a Women’s Caucus for Art (WCA) National Exhibition of women at the intersections of art and science that seeks to create alternate perceptions and experiences of our realities through myriad approaches.
Curated by WCA Member Patti Jordan, thirteen WCA member artists elicit a shared collective voice on this vast and probing theme; all sustain a creative practice that engages science on varying levels while evincing a common spirit of experimentation. Inquiries range from evolutionary science, new ecologies, biology, and the cellular, to identity and memory, macrocosms and microcosms, deep space, and the cosmos. A well-founded and innate interconnectedness exists between these works and derives from an authentic place frequently rooted in palpable, materials-based inquiries into subject matter.
Artists: Elizabeth Addison, Krisanne Baker, Mariona Barkus, Christina Batipps, Lorraine Cleary Dale, Noreen Dean Dresser, Patti Jordan, Anne Rynearson, Martha Saunders, Andi Steele, Stefka Trusz, Louise Wannier, Monica Wyatt
10 inches W x 10 inches L x 12 inches D,
Upcycled Glass, Phosphorescent Pigments,
Copper Solder, 2019
“Sante Preparing a Birthday Tart"
30 inches W x 35 K l inches framed,
Acrylic on Paper with Plastic Drape, 2015
“Years Come to my Eyes #3"
78 in L x 40 W in x 40 in D,
mixed media: shiny steel sewing machine bobbins,
white wire, 2021
6 in W x 6 in L
Acrylic on Panel, 2018
I Do Believe – A Postcard Exhibition
A woman’s right to abortion in the United States became Federal law on January 22, 1973 through the Supreme Court Case, Roe v. Wade. But the passage of Roe v. Wade did not put the issue of abortion rights to rest. On June 24, 2022, on a ruling titled Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the majority opinion on the Supreme Court decided that there is no constitutional right to abortion. In States that have laws that prohibit abortions, women no longer have access to safe abortions in medical facilities and have lost their right to make a choice for themselves. States with trigger laws that ban abortions as soon as Roe was overturned immediately enacted abortion bans, many even in the cases of incest, child rape, and ectopic pregnancies. Many States are legislating for strict anti-abortion laws while other States are legislating to protect abortion rights within their borders. Some Republicans are threatening to enact a Federal anti-abortion law. To see what the current abortion laws are by State, go to https://reproductiverights.
Bridgeport Art Center in 2020
Photo by Laura Morrison
Participating Artists: Prudence Bonds, Belinda Chlouber, Jessa Ciel, Carol Cole, Barbara Joann Combs, Constance Culpepper, Kiran Dhaliwal, Pam Douglas, Sally Edelstein, Valerie Ghoussaini, Mary Gordon, Ghia Haddad, Laurie Hall, Joan Hanley, Anne Kantor Kellett, Louise LeBourgeois, Gabrielle Lundy, Gayatri Malhotra, Gwen Manfrin, Kelly Mathews, Alyce McQueen, Sandra Mueller, Indrani Nayar-Gall, Lisa Noble, Edie Ottestad, Marcia Polenberg, Cherie Redlinger, Gina Robbins, Adele Sanborn, Sondra Schwetman, Kate Shaffer, Shabad Singh, Mimi Smith, Karen Sobin-Jonash, Fleur Spolidor, Elizabeth Stewart, Allicette Torres, Linda Vallejo, Gina Washington, Susan West, Rosario Weston, and Teresa Greve Wolf.
Occupy the Moment,
Intersect History with Impact
WCA National Exhibition
Bridgeport Art Center, Chicago, IL
January 21 – February 25, 2022
Reception: Friday, February 18 from 7-10 pm
Juror: Dr. Maura Reilly
In the last half century, the art historical canon has been uprooted and redefined. The canon was erected on categorized colonial narratives and invented racial rankings. The WCA has cast aside this “white male gaze” to define our own vision.
This National WCA 50th Anniversary exhibition features works that address this moment of 2022. Artists were encouraged to interpret the theme broadly, considering the multiple paths of how we arrived here and what we envision moving forward. We encouraged art that explored the ways that our identities and expressions intersect with such factors as environment, culture, time, and location. Artwork submission were open to any approach and form, subjects in range from the historic precedents set by political activism, to personal transformation, social engagement and beyond.
Explore a 360 Tour! Click the link to see juror Maura Reilly’s statement about the exhibition.
The Best of Women
WCA National Exhibition
Stola Contemporary, Chicago, IL
January 27 – March 13, 2022
Reception: Thursday, February 17 from 6–10 pm
In celebration of the Women’s Caucus for Art’s 50th anniversary, the WCA Chicago Chapter (CWCA) is exhibiting work created by members of The National Women’s Caucus for Art.
More information at http://www.chicagowca.com.
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