Thursday, March 29, 2007

This Is an Artist Named Heather ...

This is my friend, Heather Gray's, newest photography. Heather is in the newest version of Maternal Metaphors, a traveling group exhibition curated by Jennie Klein and including other artists such as Mary Kelly, Ellen McMahon, Barbara T. Smith, and Sarah Webb. These exhibitions question "the hegemonic representation of motherhood as an institution" as the artists "explore their ambivalence about becoming mothers."
For me, Heather's work is exciting because it's current, while at the same time her process, secondary subject matter, and colorization have a flavor of the 70's. This is what makes Heather's work Kick-Ass across the board - narrative, taboo, photo-cryptic, and formal.

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