Ghitta Caiserman, Studio Still Life, oil on Masonite, n.d., photo: The Jean MacKay Chubb and Francis L. Chubb Collection, Owens Art Gallery. Photo: Roger Smith
The Slightness of Simplicity
Borrowing its title from a chapter in Mary Pratt’s collection of writings A Personal Calligraphy (Goose Lane Editions, 2000), this exhibition explores the sometimes-fraught relationship between domestic life and the demands of the artist’s studio. Featuring a selection of work from the permanent collection, it considers how certain artistic subjects have and continue to be gendered female, and how this practice often serves to trivialize and exclude them.