1136 Lane Hall
204 S. State Street
Ann Arbor, MI
Lane Hall Gallery
The Institute for Research on Women and Gender and the Women’s Studies Department present a regular schedule of art exhibitions in Lane Hall’s lobby, an intimate space, conducive to seeing, reflection, and study. Exhibitions feature works in a variety of media, by artists from near and far who are united in their exploration of topical issues and themes that hold meaning for the study of women and gender. The Lane Hall Gallery is free and open to the public Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
A Juried Exhibition
January 15 - June 26, 2015
Opening Reception: Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 4:00 p.m.
Re-imaging Gender features the work of 15 promising artists who take on one of the most important challenges facing contemporary art: how to render the modern spectrum of gender, going beyond the simple male/female binary to include a wide variety of identities and sexualities.
The Re-imaging artists, MFA students enrolled at CIC universities (Big 10, plus Chicago), responded to an IRWG-issued Call for Art. The result is an exhibition of 17 works in a variety of media, including photography, paint, lithograph, mixed media, and video, which reflect new understandings of gender.
The artists come from as far east as Rutgers University and as far west as the University of Nebraska. Some re-imagine classic images like Manet’s Olympia and Grant Woods’s American Gothic, while others use novel means--fungi, maps, challenging postures--to capture their startling visions. Some works reveal ambivalence, while others embrace exciting possibilities.
Visitors are invited to respond to the exhibit on social media, using #RIgender.