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Red Lodge MT Group
The Montana Red Lodge Art of Resistance league held an activist evening in June 2012 to hear speakers from Planned Parenthood, register people to vote, and offered wine, food, and canvas uteruses to those who would like to learn about the issues, and decorate their own uterus. Professional artists were on hand to assist and encourage participants creative process. We thank them for using this project to share information about the issues!
The work of talented women artists on display
Installation in progress for the Chicago, Woman Made Gallery exhibition of the Exquisite Uterus Project. Opening Reception 6-9, Friday January 18th (join us!). On display until February 17, 2013. A special 'thanks' to Karen Herzenberg for the photo and to Deb Flagel for designing and installing the exhibition. And, of course, another special 'thanks' to Woman Made Gallery for hosting the EU Project!
The Raging Grannies of Madison
Another view of the apron created by Theresa McNeil, Mary Sanderson and Sara Williams all of Madison, WI. Sara and Mary are shown here. (Sara and Mary are both members of the Raging Grannies of Madison).
Artist Lisa Sikorski of Brooklyn, NY is sent us this wonderful uterus, 'I sing the body Electric.' She share two quotes "This is bath of birth- This is the merger of small and large, and the outlet out again. Be not ashamed women, your privilege encloses the rest, and is the exit of the rest, You are the gates of the body, and you are the gates of the soul." ~ Walt Whitman "I celebrate the me yet to come. I toast to my own reunion, when I become one with the sun." ~Wade Lassiter,
Feminist artist Carol Flueckiger of Lubbock, TX shares this piece we call 'Emancipation.' Carol explains her process here: "Cyanotype on printed square. Text is from 19th century broadside calling for dress reform. Early American feminist/reformers/abolitionists were discussing how their clothes affected their ideas about equality and democracy." Thank you!
My own Bayeux Tapestry inspired Uterus . It says, in pidgin Latin : "Do not allow the bastards to grind you down." A nod to both Margaret Atwood's A Handmaidens Tale but also, a speculation on the Holy Grail and ... Well, Monty Python too!
Alicia deBlaey Vadge of Honor: dye stitch (yep that is shisha mirror technique with a dollar and a dime) appliqué and ... Puff paint! Another fine alumnae of the UWGB Textiles studio!
Artist Amy Bethel lives in Madison, WI. Her uterus overlays an internationally recognized warning sign which is, itself, overlaid with texts which includes phrases such as "Unauthorized reproduction may be illegal. Does not cause mental retardation or mental illness. Not intended as a penis substitute. Do not avoid contact with legislators. Act now, this opportunity may be withdrawn at any time. Comes complete with clitoris (not pictured). This unit is self-cleaning." This is a must…
Anthony Faris of Madison, WI create a joyous uterus for the project with a very clear message: "Women Are The Future," and "Hey Man, This is not for you." Thank you Anthony!