Friday, October 4, 2013

Image Art opening reception: i do?!

via Alice Carver-Kubik, ImageArt Co-Chair
ImageArt opening reception this evening (Oct 4) from 6-9 pm

Images via Jeffrey Cougler, ImageArt Co-Chair

Inspired by the growing momentum of marriage equality activism, in its fourteenth year, ImageArt decided to create a themed, juried exhibition that addresses the issues surrounding marriage from multiple points of view.

i do?!
addresses the diversity and weight behind the word “marriage” from multiple points of view. Traditional media like watercolor, acrylic paint and photography join forces with sculptural works, digital printing and some not-so traditional media to tell a variety of stories. Some works address the feeling of incompleteness or invisibleness that is sometimes felt by those in same-sex unions not backed by the law or accepted by society. Several pieces have been inspired by traditional marriage related phrases, such as a couple working through rough times or how one might disparagingly refer to a spouse.

Other works stir stereotypes, gender and ethnicity into the marriage pot (or is that bed?). Overall, the artists selected by the ImageArt jury address a range of topics including love, commitment, gender roles, family and stereotypes.

The show opens today (October 4) with a reception from 6 to 9 pm. at the Visual Studies Workshop, 31 Prince Street, Rochester, NY. The exhibition and opening reception are free and open to the public. There will be wedding cake!

The exhibition and opening reception are free and open to the public. The exhibition will run from October 4 to October 26. Gallery Hours are Tuesday through Saturday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Sundays October 6 and 13, 11 am to 5 pm.

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