Login

Haley Hasler at the Wignall Museum

Haley Hasler at the Wignall Museum

Separation

Chaffey College and the Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art are pleased to present Separation Anxiety, curated by Denise Johnson and Rebecca Trawick, October 11 – November 13, 2010.  Join the artists for a roundtable discussion on Wednesday, October 13, 5-6:30pm in CAA-218.  The discussion will be immediately followed by an artist’s reception at the Wignall Museum with light refreshments and music until 9pm.

As significant numbers of women have entered the work force since the 1970s in response to shifting economic needs and the influence of the Feminist movement, Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s long honored notion of the “Good Mother” and the demand that she blithely sacrifice all for the good of her children and family has been challenged and reevaluated.  But as women have taken a place within the domestic AND public realms, conservative groups have predictably lamented the decline of “family values.”  Within that cry, the child has often been portrayed as endangered and lost while mothers seeking to redefine their roles and obligations are seen as frantic and on the verge of unraveling.  While far from being resolved, such debates are symptomatic of a cultural anxiety over the state of popular ideals of familyhood and a realization that these idealistic, largely unattainable notions of the family should continue to be frankly reconsidered in the 21st century.

Drawing from the curators’ own efforts to balance the demands of motherhood with creative and professional endeavors, Denise Johnson and Rebecca Trawick consider how contemporary artists have explored modern parenthood under the pressures of changing economies and evolving definitions of familyhood.  Artists in the exhibition explore the often unacknowledged worry and unease that all parents, traditional or not, must navigate. Through these investigations, cultural anxieties and debates over the definition of family, parenthood and childhood are explored in surprising and interesting ways. Denise Johnson is an Adjunct Instructor in Art History at Chaffey College. Johnson curated Girly Show (2007) which explored third-wave feminism’s strategic use of zines and the pin-up. Rebecca Trawick is the Director/Curator if the Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art, with selected exhibitions including: Dirty Laundry (2000); Tall Stories (2004), Radiant Space/Private Domains (2006), Mammygraphs: Mark Steven Greenfield (2008), Trick Baby (2008), and others.

Separation Anxiety will feature the work of: Claudia Alvarez, Monica Bock, Erika DeVries, Leslie Dick, Elizabeth Douglas, Rebecca Edwards, Carol Flax, Haley Hasler, Connie Hatch, Ellina Kevorkian, Kate Kretz, M.A.M.A. (Athena Kanaris, Lisa Mann, Lisa Schoyer, Karen Schwenkmeyer), Marcos Rosales, Mark Stockton, Abbey Williams, and Jennifer Wroblewski.

Share:
Login

Search for an Artist or Artwork by Category

Artist
Style
Medium
Price
Size

Beyond the Invisible (Triptych)

24" x 68" / 61 x 172.7cm
Acrylic on Masonite

Within

36" x 24" / 91.4 x 61cm
Acrylic on Canvas

Guthrie

42" x 68" / 106.7 x 172.7cm
Charcoal and Water Mounted on Paper

Study For The Minotaur

30" x 22" / 76.2 x 55.9cm
Oil on Canvas

Pont de la Tournelle, Paris

30" x 61" / 76.2 x 154.9cm
Archival Digital Pigment Print

Zanyell

44" x 32" / 111.8 x 81.3cm
Oil on Linen

Argus (Barred Owl)

22" x 22" / 55.9 x 55.9cm
Charcoal and Water on Mounted Paper

Athena (Burrowing Owl)

41" x 29.5" / 104.1 x 74.9cm
Charcoal and Water Mounted on Paper

Magoo (Northern white-faced Scops Owl)

42" x 56" / 106.7 x 142.2cm
Charcoal and Water on Mounted Paper

Lila (Eurasian Eagle Owl)

90" x 56" / 228.6 x 142.2cm
Charcoal and Water on Mounted Paper

On Guard

10" x 15" / 25.4 x 38.1cm
Acrylic on Canvas

Undercurrents

26" x 39" / 66 x 99.1cm
Colored Pencil on Bristol Board

Pulse High

35.4" x 46.9" / 89.9 x 119.1cm
Oil on Paper on Dibond

Against the Wall

24" x 18" / 61 x 45.7cm
Oil on Canvas

Off-White x Air Jordan 1 Chicago

16" x 20" / 40.6 x 50.8cm
Oil on Canvas

AF1 Low Cactus Jack

20" x 16" / 50.8 x 40.6cm
Oil on Canvas

Everything is Connected

16" x 20" / 40.6 x 50.8cm
Oil on Linen

Dreams of Hope

18" x 24" / 45.7 x 61cm
Watercolor on Clay Panel

Low Tide

36" x 24" / 91.4 x 61cm
Oil on Board

Afternoon in July

35.5" x 35.5" / 90.2 x 90.2cm
Egg Oil Tempera on Canvas

Mooring

35.5" x 35.5" / 90.2 x 90.2cm
Egg Oil Tempera on Canvas

Beach, Suspenders and Ice Cream

35.5" x 35.5" / 90.2 x 90.2cm
Egg Oil Tempera on Canvas

Pipe Smoker

35.5" x 35.5" / 90.2 x 90.2cm
Egg Oil Tempera on Canvas

My Brave Brother

35.5" x 35.5" / 90.2 x 90.2cm
Egg Oil Tempera on Canvas

Potato Peelers

35.5" x 35.5" / 90.2 x 90.2cm
Egg Oil Tempera on Canvas

Picnic Preparations

35.5" x 35.5" / 90.2 x 90.2cm
Egg Oil Tempera on Canvas

Before My Time

47.1" x 66.8" / 119.6 x 169.7cm
Egg Oil Tempera on Canvas

Account Login

Don’t have an acount? Sign up now.