The Women's Studies Department and the Institute for Research on Women and Gender host two exhibits per year in the main lobby of Lane Hall, 204 S. State Street. The exhibits, broadly related to issues of women and gender, are available for public viewing Monday through Friday, 8am-5pm.
Re-Imaging Gender A Juried Exhibition, January 15 - June 26, 2015
Re-imaging Gender features the work of 15 promising artists who take on one of the most important challenges facing contemporary art: how to render the modern spectrum of gender, going beyond the simple male/female binary to include a wide variety of identities and sexualities.
The Re-imaging artists, MFA students enrolled at CIC universities (Big 10, plus Chicago), responded to an Call for Art issued by the Institute for Research on Women and Gender. The result is an exhibition of 17 works in a variety of media, including photography, paint, lithograph, mixed media, and video, which reflect new understandings of gender.
The artists come from as far east as Rutgers University and as far west as the University of Nebraska. Some re-imagine classic images like Manet’s Olympia and Grant Woods’s American Gothic, while others use novel means--fungi, maps, challenging postures--to capture their startling visions. Some works reveal ambivalence, while others embrace exciting possibilities.
Visitors are invited to respond to the exhibit on social media, using #RIgender.