Join the women behind “The Rules Of Domesticity” for a gallery talk at the Harlow Gallery this Thursday evening at 7pm.
The four Maine artists, Cynthia J. Ahlstrin of Winthrop, Debra Arter of Damariscotta, Jennifer Booker of Readfield and Barbara Nelson Emerson of Fayette, will each briefly discuss the motivation behind their work, its process, refinement, and evolution. Additionally, poetry related to domestic housework will be read and questions and insights from the audience will be welcomed at the end of the talk.
Monthly ArtTalks at the Harlow have been made possible by generous support from The Bank of Maine
The Rules of Domesticity is on view at the gallery through November 26, 2011. Hours are Wednesdays -Saturdays noon to 6pm. The exhibition explores the contrast of the “traditional” and the “modern”, the feminine and the masculine, the proper and subversive. The exhibit affirms the artists’ shared interest in paradox, memory, irony and power relative to domestic life in order to shed light on cliche roles, stereotypes, work and history. The results are varied and exciting as they share their unique approaches and vision of life behind the “Rules” of Domesticity.