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"Binding Ties: Girdle Books and Other Meditations" "Anatomically Correct"

Miriam Schaer's "Binding Ties: Girdle Books and Other Meditations," an exhibit on view in the Mabel Smith Douglass Room, presents book art incorporating papers, garments, texts, and found objects. Schaer's beautifully handcrafted objects explore the idea of "the female form as a sacred space."

In the lobby of the Douglass Library, Clarissa T. Sligh, in "Anatomically Correct," exhibits a photo-documentary journal of one woman's gender transformation. Sligh uses "the photographic image to reframe concepts of identity and its relationship to the historical and power relations in which representations of race, class, and gender are rooted."

Clarissa T. Sligh will present a public lecture, "Refocusing the Frame: Making the Invisible Visible," on Wednesday, April 5, 2000, at 7:30pm in the mezzanine of the Mabel Smith Douglass Library. The event, co-sponsored by the 30th Anniversary Celebration of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Pride at Rutgers and the Mary H. Dana Women Artists Series, is free and open to the public.

Posted March 7, 2000