Link to the show here
November 20, 2014 – February 14, 2015
Opening Reception November 20, 2014, 5-8pm
Division of Labor addresses the impact of parenthood on an artist’s creative practice and career. Featuring a select group of emergent to internationally recognized contemporary artists working across media, a diversity of perspectives and approaches are represented. Division of Laborexamines direct links between the aesthetics, materiality and meaning of an artists work in relation to parenthood while also revealing unexpected moments at the intersection of artmaking and family life.
Inventive modes of display, early morning and all-ages events, and advocacy-based auxiliary programming combine the creative approaches to art making-while-parenting on view with community-building, interactivity, and activism.
Artists include: Alberto Aguilar, Candida Alvarez, Claire Ashley, Lise Haller Baggesen, Michelle Grabner and Brad Killam, Jeremiah Hulsebos-Spofford, Heather Mekkelson, Paul Nudd, John Preus, Brittany Southworth-LaFlamme, Tony Tasset, Ann Toebbe, Jim Trainor, Selina Trepp, and Andrew Yang.
Curated by: Christa Donner and Thea Liberty Nichols
Catalog available at the opening
Thursday, November 20th, 5 – 8pm
Tiny Cover Band + Family Friendly Opening Party:
Saturday, November 22nd, 10am
Get a fresh look at the show and mingle with artists and their families at this morning opening featuring Tiny Cover Band performing pop music played on toy instruments.
Cultural ReProducers \\ Making It What We Need:
Saturday, December 6th, 10am Glass Curtain Gallery, 1104 S. Wabash, Chicago IL 60605
Cultural ReProducers invites you to participate in a workshop and conversation generating concrete ideas about how cultural institutions can support the work of cultural producers who are also working it out as parents. Led by Cultural ReProducers organizers Christa Donner and Selina Trepp with the participation of students, arts administrators, exhibiting artists and others, Making it What We Need considers alternate models for living, making, and making a living as artists. This conversation will be relevant to anyone working toward a sustainable life in the arts, and non-parents are welcome to join the conversation.
The Day After Groundhog Day Might Still be Groundhog Day: a kid* friendly screening of works by former kids* who have current kids*
Exhibition Contact: Justin Witte, firstname.lastname@example.org, 312-369-8177
Gallery Hours: M-W,F: 9am to 5pm, Th: 9am to 7pm, Sat: 12pm – 5pm