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In the Eye of the Beholder

August 18-December 16, 2018

Juxtaposing the work of established and emerging artists of diverse cultural backgrounds, In the Eye of the Beholder is an exhibition featuring the diverse artistic practices of women artists from 1968 to present. The exhibition connects the work of established women artists with the work of contemporary emerging women artists, to create a dialogue about the nature and realization of “feminism,” from its past to the present, and the collective expectation for future progress. The work featured within In the Eye of the Beholder displays the achievements and challenges of the roles women have played and continue to perform within our society. The exhibition at times contains provocative imagery and subject matters, but also strives to create dialogue, reflection, and reconciliation about the roles of women in society past, present, and future. In the Eye of the Beholder was co-curated by Rehema Barber, Director and Chief Curator of the Tarble Arts Center and Erin J. Gilbert, Curator of African-American manuscripts, Smithsonian Archives of American Art. Artists included in the exhibition are: Marina Abramović, Laia Abril, Tanya Aguiñiga, Barbara Bloom, Lee Bul, Zoë Buckman, Tammy Rae Carland, Barbara Chase-Riboud, Judy Chicago, Bethany Collins, Maureen Connor, Ayan Farah, Jenny Holzer, Sheree Hovsepian, Yoko Ono, Mariu Palacios, Deborah Roberts, Martha Rosler, Amanda Ross-Ho, Berni Searle, and Lorna Simpson.


Zoë Buckman, Every Curve, 2016, Vintage lingerie slip with rap definition of feminine sewn in, Variable Dimensions | Image courtesy of the Artist and Gavlak Los Angeles/Gavlak Palm Beach

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Tarble Arts Center

2010 9th St.
Charleston, IL 61920

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