Together, MASS MoCA and MCLA forged CARE SYLLABUS, a justice-oriented public education & community resource featuring activists, artists, and academics. I am grateful for the opportunity take part in their c/o forum and share reflections about care in my art practice.
Tune in to my discussion with Margo Saulnier in the latest episode of New Bedford Creative.
Whalebone corsets, polyester bellbottoms, children’s imaginings, museum visits, domestic labors, whaling profits, and needlework samplers. The historic Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum has held all this and more.
With more than 30 artworks throughout the home, my exhibit built on and dug into aspects of the RJD and its histories. You’ll find references to fashion, family members, infant mortality, domestic staff, whaling, and more.
Reimagined Histories ran from March through June, 2021.
More images of the exhibit:
VERMONT UTOPIAS: IMAGINING THE FUTURE
When Bennington Museum invited me to imagine the future of Vermont through my art, I was flummoxed. What could I do with old photographs to speak to the future? When my husband, Greg Scheckler, made these awesome drawings for the exhibit, I found my idea.
Here’s one of Greg’s drawings imagining a Smool Robotics Corporation that’s basically overtaken Vermont:
My contribution imagines the 19th century progenitors of Smool Robotics and and one of their first inventions:
This exhibition took place in December 2020 as a Bennington Museum fundraising auction featuring work by 25 contemporary artists. It’s a great annual show you might want to put in your calendar for 2021 🙂