Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon University
Through February 25
Pittsburgh will soon be home to the first retrospective exhibition featuring the influential feminist artist Faith Wilding.
Born in 1943 in Paraguay, Wilding is a multidisciplinary artist, writer and educator who is acclaimed for her contributions to the development of contemporary feminist art.
Curated by Shannon Stratton, “Faith Wilding: Fearful Symmetries” features drawings, watercolors, collage pieces and paintings – all spanning the past 40 years and exhibited together for the first time.
Described as both delicate and harsh, the works on paper feature motifs such as leaves, embryos, hybrid species and more. Visitors will view allegorical images exploring themes of psychological and physical transition and transformation, as well as states of “in-between-ness” and “becoming.”
Wilding, who emigrated to the U.S. in 1961, contributed to the historic project, “Womanhouse,” which was installed in an abandoned Los Angeles mansion in 1972. She also helped create feminist art programs at California State University and California Institute of the Arts. Professor Emerita at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Wilding exhibits internationally, and is co-founder of the cyberfeminist collective, subRosa.
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