BEDS AND BEYOND: INTIMATE SPACES paintings
April 27-May 22, 2011
Opening Reception: Friday, April 29, 6-9pm
In her new works, "Beds and Beyond: Intimate Spaces," Nancy Fritz reveals her fascination with the sense of spatial intimacy and mystery that one can find in the nooks and corners of everyday surroundings. As a narrative painter, Nancy is interested in creating ambiguous, enigmatic images. In her recent paintings, all featuring beds, she explores intimate spaces, while playing with odd perspectives and thin layering of pigments and glazes. Nancy embraces both the formal and the narrative challenges of seeing the ordinary in un-ordinary ways.
Fiber Artists for Hope
THE UNSPOKEN TRUTH ABOUT COLOR: A DIALOGUE IN ART QUILTS ABOUT RACISM group exhibit
April 27-May 22, 2011
Opening Reception: Friday, April 29th 6-9 pm
Anti-Racism workshop on Saturday, May 14, from 10a.m.-1p.m. at the gallery
Curated by Jeanette Thompson
"The Unspoken Truth about Color: A Dialogue in Art Quilts about Racism" is a group exhibit, sponsored by YWCA Metropolitan Chicago. The artists examine the most complex and seldom discussed, most problematic and insistent of all issues in our culture today: racism. Included are works from a diverse group of women fiber artists from across the country, ranging in age from mid 30's to 70's. These artists have created pieces based on their personal experiences and are dedicated to promoting a dialogue about the subject in all its many complex forms and express their hope for a better world.
Participating artists: Carol Beck · Sherry Boram · Diana Bracy · Jacqueline Bryant Campbell · Nancy Cash · Susanne Clawson · Betty Colburn · Eileen Doughty · Michele Flamer · Debra Gabel · Laura R Gadson · Connie Heller · Carol Krueger · Jeanne Marklin · Jancy McClellan-Ryan · Karen Musgrave · Edna J Patterson-Petty · Mary Scales · Susan Shie · Bonnie J Smith · Jeanette Thompson · Susan Walen · Betty Warner · Sabrina Zarco · Sauda Zhara
About the YWCA Metropolitan Chicago: Our mission to eliminate racism and empower women is actualized through a large breadth of programs and services. Regardless of race or economic status, the YWCA provides women with the support and tools they need to transform their lives, be confident in their choices and raise healthy families. Our core programmatic areas include: Early Childhood Services, Sexual Violence and Support Services, Economic Empowerment and our Center for Racial Justice and Activism. The YWCA serves over 138,000 women, children and families annually through these programs. And while our services are broad and varied, they are linked by a common thread; our dedication to promoting racial justice and personal empowerment across everything we do.