View of packed gallery and view from gallery window last night at Capricious 88 in Chinatown who had provided space for 'The Art of Femininity'
Paige K. Bradley, artist, writer, and critic (Artforum, Art in America) lead a discussion with Petra Collins, Caitlin Keogh, Martín Gutierrez and other special guests about their work, while posing questions on feminine identity within the context of modern technology and feminist art practice. The talk also explored whether the possibility exists for an intrinsically feminine contemporary practice, both connecting and departing from traditions of “women’s work” and feminine modes of craft.
The special guests turned out to be the brilliant Marlene McCarty who had some really fantastic insight for the attendees.
Paige is an exemplary moderator considering it was her first time facilitating such an event. Everyone thought she must have done it many times before. Being introduced to Marlene’s work and ideas was a thrill. What a well spoken and intelligent person. To hear of her struggles as a woman coming up in the art world was particularly eye opening.
"Keiler Roberts studied art at the University of Wisconsin and Northwestern University. She teaches comics at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and at DePaul University, and lives in Evanston, Illinois with her husband, daughter and dog…" - Full Bio at TCAF site