“The New Domestics, Finding Beauty in the Mundane” Exhibition at LH Horton Jr Gallery
Next Upcoming Date: Thursday, Mar 21 2019
The exhibition asks big questions about gender, identity and politics. Curated by Gail Enns, Director of Celadon Arts, the show celebrates the work of eight notable women artists of the Bay Area and the Central Coast: Mitra Fabian, Victoria May, Maria Porges, Katherine Sherwood, Judy Shintani, Lisa Solomon, The Temple Sisters.
March 7 - 22, 2019
“Applying a distinct female perspective, artists in The New Domestics challenge the way we look at common household products and domestic processes.” says Ms. Enns. “Their use of fabric, thread, common products; things found in or near the home add to the context of their art and raise questions that grapple with larger social and environmental concerns.” The exhibition is purposely scheduled for the Delta College Women’s History Month celebration, as the exhibition explores the perception of “women’s work” through a feminist lens. For example the Sampler Series “is an exploration into the authority of words that are used to denigrate and diminish women,” state The Temple Sisters. “Placed in the context of a ‘sampler’, rendered in an elegant script via the use of peragamo and entwined into a white background of delicate lace like collage, the viewer is asked to explore levels of femininity, domesticity and implied shame. The stitching of samplers was historically taught to women from a young age as a way to promote and signal both virtue and achievement.” In this political and social climate where women and their allied partners have once again come out in force to stand for the protection of women’s rights, safety, health, and equality, The New Domestics is a timely exhibit that prompts viewers to consider, reflect and address the continued nuances of a changing, but still patriarchal society. Image: The Temple Sisters “Miss Mrs. Ms. Series, At the Club”
Admission to the Gallery is free and open to the public.
- Gallery Talk with curator Gail Enns and two of the exhibiting artists, Ashlee and Holly Temple: March 7 • 12:30pm-1:00pm
- Opening Reception: March 7 • 5:00-7:00pm
Gallery Exhibition Hours:
- Tuesday: 11 A.M. – 4 P.M.
- Wednesday – Thursday: 11 A.M. – 6:30 P.M.
- Friday: 11 A.M. – 1 P.M.
- Posted Saturday Hours: March 9, 11 A.M. – 3 P.M.
The LH Horton Jr Gallery is a program of the Art Department of the Division of Art & Communications, a non-profit organization, and a premier exhibition space located on the campus of San Joaquin Delta College. The primary mission of the Gallery is to promote the exhibition of quality and culturally diverse artwork in support of our students’ education and the community at large. The Gallery offers excellent exhibition opportunities to local, regional, and national artists, lenders and guest curators. The LH Horton Jr Gallery is a program of the Art Department of the Division of Art & Communications, and is a premier exhibition space located on the campus of San Joaquin Delta College. Admission is free and open to the public.
The primary mission of the Gallery is to support Student Learning Outcomes in the visual arts curriculum by building knowledge within the aesthetic, technical, cultural and historical context of the visual arts. The Gallery offers excellent exhibition opportunities to local, regional, and national artists, lenders and guest curators. The Gallery presents artists’ work in all media, with no thematic or geographic restrictions. Student Exhibitions are held annually at the end of Spring Semester. Exhibitions are selected through a Call for Entries process, juried by the Gallery Committee and guest jurors. The Gallery is located on the ground floor of Shima Center, and is wheelchair accessible.
Recommended parking is available in the Shima Lot for a fee of $2. Tours are welcome, and Gallery Talks and special needs may be addressed by contacting the Gallery.
LH Horton Jr Gallery @ San Joaquin Delta College
5151 Pacific Ave.
Thursday, Mar 21
Friday, Mar 22