Mary H. Dana Women Artists Series: 2013 Exhibits

TransTechnology: Circuits of Culture, Self, Belonging
January 22 - June 3, 2013

Artists: Shana Agid, Stephanie Alarcón, Zach Blas, Micha Cárdenas, Heather Cassils, Zackary Drucker, Georgia Guthrie, Jacolby Satterwhite, and Sandy Stone; including two artist/activist groups- Genderchangers and the Barbie Liberation Organization (BLO)
Mary H. Dana Women Artists Series Galleries, Douglass Library
Guest curated by Bryce J. Renninger and Christina Dunbar-Hester, Rutgers University

Symposium - TransTechnology: Circuits of Culture, Self, Belonging
March 5, 2013

Morning Session 11am - 1:15pm / Douglass Library - Workshops and lunch
Afternoon Session 2pm - 5:30pm / Scholarly Communication Center, Alexander Library - Panel Discussions
     2-3:30pm - "Interventions in Tech Industry and STEM"
     4 - 5:30pm - "Utopian Technics"

Trans Technology focuses on technological art and artifacts that engage in trans, queer and feminist projects that help to trans (to use the word as a verb: spanning; interrogating; crossing; fusing) conceptions of the heterosexual matrix in technology. It was part of a larger multi-year project entitled, Momentum: Women/Art/Technology, presenting innovative uses of technology utilized and advanced by women and transgender artists through exhibitions, symposia, film screenings, and public discussions.

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painting of women painting small portraits of womenHolly Trostle Brigham, Sophonisba and Her Painted Ladies, 2008

Holly Trostle Brigham: Myths, Portraits, and the Self
August 5 - September 27, 2013

Mary H. Dana Women Artists Series Galleries, Douglass Library

Painting portraits of herself in the guise of famed women, both real and imagined, Holly Trostle Brigham explores subjects of motherhood, sexuality, gender, and female power. She chooses to paint women that were determined and succeeded in environments that were hostile to women. Brigham states that through her paintings, she is responding to conventional depictions of women: "I create new images that show strong women in a non-objectified way. I also choose subjects that I feel a connection to because ultimately there is a merging of their story with mine, as I am the model for the portraits."

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Martha Wilson: Staging the Self
2013-14 Estelle Lebowitz Endowed Visiting Artist in Residence Exhibition

October 21, 2013 - January 31, 2014
Mary H. Dana Women Artists Series Galleries, Douglass Library

Tuesday, November 12, 2013
5pm Reception / 5:30-6:30pm Artist Lecture
Douglass Library

2 womens photos, headshots in profileMartha Wilson, Beauty + Beastly, 1974/2009

Wilson, a native of Newtown, PA, who has lived in New York since 1974, is esteemed for both her solo artistic production and her maverick efforts to champion creative forms that are "vulnerable due to institutional neglect, their ephemeral nature, or politically unpopular content." In 1976 Wilson founded and continues to direct Franklin Furnace, an artist-run space that champions the exploration, promotion and preservation of artists' books, installation art, video, online and performance art, further challenging institutional norms, the roles artists play within society, and expectations about what constitutes acceptable art mediums.

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