GALLERY TALK: The Butcher, the Baker, & the (Un)Domestic Goddess: Femininity in Dana Sherwood’s Art
July 6 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Florence Griswold Museum, 96 Lyme Street
Old Lyme, CT 06371 United States
The subject of femininity is ripe for analysis in Dana Sherwood’s multimedia practice. Join Jenny Parsons, Associate Curator, to hear how the artist draws on ideas from myth, literature, and fairy tales to embrace and challenge ideas about gender. From her delicate pastel palette and elegantly presented banquets, to Alice in Wonderland grinding meat for sausage, to all-seeing equestrienne goddesses, Sherwood endows her female heroines with an audacity to push beyond the “domestic sphere” towards adventure.
Image: Dana Sherwood, “Wild Animal’s Food Cart,” 2014. Ink and watercolor on paper, 7 x 10 in. Collection of Sheila Parekh Blum and Christopher G. Blum