Body, Object, Image exhibition at Candela Gallery (March 6 – April 18) will bring together six artists, each with a history working with clay objects, photographic images, and the human body, to elevate authentic, unvarnished female perspectives. The exhibition will feature works by Jennifer Ling Datchuk, Teri Frame, Julie Malen, Margaret Meehan, Claire Sherwood, and Xia Zhang. Each artist has approached using the body in their works from a distinct historical, personal, or cultural point in time. In the exhibition, the six artists have incorporated the body as a form in performative fashion, through two-dimensional and three-dimensional self-portraiture, as inspiration for figure modeling, and as a means to recast and recontextualize objects.
The Candella Gallery says that the spirit of the conversations embedded in Body, Object, Image tie together the artists’ themes as they navigate and ameliorate both history and contemporary life; themes addressing ideas of power, equality, identity, comfort, femininity, and the metaphysical. The artists represented in this exhibition have each staked their claim in the legacy of female artists challenging the paradigmatic status quo, pioneering new paths for future generations.
There will be an opening reception Body, Object, Image during First Friday Art Walk on Friday, March 6th, from 5 – 9 pm.