The Harlow, located in Hallowell Presents Formations + Women. Respond!. On view from August 2 – September 7. An opening reception will be held on August 2 from 5-7.
Formations showcases handmade ceramics from over 30 local artists working in a range of styles and techniques including utilitarian, decorative, traditional, contemporary, and more. The exhibition culminated from an open call for ceramic work and was juried by local clay artist Tyler Gulden and Harlow staff.
Women.Respond! highlights responses by over 40 Maine artists working in a wide range of media including painting, video, ceramics, fiber art, photography, mixed media, and more. Submissions were juried by a curatorial committee comprised of Deb Fahy, and Amy Peters Wood, and fine art and museum consultant Daphne Anderson Deeds.
The exhibition resulted from an open call to artists of all identities and backgrounds to submit work responding to the following: Body image, male sexual misconduct, discrimination, gender identity, likeability are just a few of many issues women are faced with on a daily basis. As a woman, how do you respond artistically to current events? If you are a person who does not identify as a woman – what attributes do you think are essential for defining female-ness in today’s world? Is it a fluid line?