Deborah and Martin Hale Visiting Artist Lecture

Contemporary Art and Care

Thursday, November 16, 2023
7:00 pm–8:00 pm
Harry and Mildred Remis Auditorium (Auditorium 161)
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How does care work as artwork lend itself to questions of artistic and personal representation?

Joan Snyder’s fierce autobiographical paintings expanded the potential of feminist abstract art in the 1970s by depicting both emotive and personal matters. Her eight-panel painting Resurrection (1977), a monument to experiences of gendered violence, expresses these dual concerns with powerful complexity. Lucia Hierro also speaks to movements of care and community in her Pop art–reminiscent soft sculpture MamaEdita (2017). Gisela Charfauros McDaniel’s portrait of her mother, Tiningo’ si Sirena (2021), harnesses emotional aesthetics, diasporic identity, and charged materials to provide healing spaces for her subject-collaborator.

Join these three artists, all of whom are featured in the exhibition “Tender Loving Care: Contemporary Art from the Collection,” as they explore the similarities and differences in their work and consider the ways in which their practices dovetail with ideas of care—political, personal, emotional, social, artistic, and more.

Gisela Charfauros McDaniel, artist
Lucia Hierro, artist
Joan Snyder, artist
Moderated by Michelle Millar Fisher, Ronald C. and Anita L. Wornick Curator of Contemporary Decorative Arts, Kendall DeBoer, Curatorial Assistant, Contemporary Art, and Marina Tyquiengco, Ellyn McColgan Assistant Curator of Native American Art, Art of the Americas

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