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Mary H. Dana Women Artists Series: 2014 Exhibits


The Fearsome BMI: Women Artists and the Body
March 24 - May 5, 2014

Artists: Nancy Fried, Ariane Lopez-Huici, Brenda Oelbaum, Monica Ong, Laura Splan Mary H. Dana Women Artists Series Galleries, Douglass Library

Sunday, April 6, 2014
4-6 p.m. Reception
Douglass Library


Venus-fugure covered in newsprint standing on booksBrenda Oelbaum, The Last Chance Venus, 2010

Conference - The Body Mass Index: Myth or Reality? Health, Wellness and Self Esteem in Women
Monday, April 7, 2014

3:30 - 9 p.m.
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Auditorium, Rutgers University

The Fearsome BMI: Women Artists and the Body, is a group exhibition organized in conjunction with the Institute for Women's Leadership (IWL) Consortium Initiative on Women and Health. The artworks on view range in mediums and help to visually contextualize women and health topics that address issues and narratives exploring various facets of body image and socially recognized and imposed standards of beauty.

In recognition of World Health Day on Monday, April 7th from 3:30-9pm the IWL will hold a conference titled, The Body Mass Index: Myth or Reality? Health, Wellness and Self Esteem in Women. Funding is provided in part by the Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation.

Conference Flyer: http://cwah.rutgers.edu/media/uploads/women_and_health__Flyer-final-2.pdf
Press Release: http://cwah.rutgers.edu/media/uploads/BMI_Press_Release.pdf
Exhibition Catalog: http://cwah.rutgers.edu/media/uploads/BMI_catalog_final-compressed.pdf


Grimanesa Amorós
Momentum: Women/Art/Technology

2014-15 Estelle Lebowitz Endowed Visiting Artist in Residence Exhibition
July 28 - December 20, 2014
Mary H. Dana Women Artists Series Galleries, Douglass Library

Tuesday, October 28, 2014
5 p.m. Reception / 5:30-6:30 p.m. Artist Lecture
Douglass Library

Daphne, a nymph, face, headshotGrimanesa Amorós, Light Between the Islands #2 (detail)

This solo exhibition is 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. Amorós is the 2014-15 Estelle Lebowitz Visiting Artist in Residence, and is a renowned multi-disciplinary artist with diverse interests in the fields of social history, scientific research and critical theory. Born in Lima, Peru, she lives and works in New York City. Amorós is most known for her large-scale light-based public art installations. The works on view at Rutgers University will provide an overview of her artistic practice and intuitive/distinct relationship to technology through film, installation documentation and sculpture.

Press Release: http://cwah.rutgers.edu/media/uploads/Press_release__Momentum__Grimanesa_Amoros.pdf
Exhibition Catalog: http://cwah.rutgers.edu/media/uploads/Momentum_Catalog_compressed.pdf
Momentum Project: http://cwah.rutgers.edu/special-projects/momentum/