Honors Exhibition – Lauren Maggart

Lauren Maggart: Femininity? 3. February 2011. Digital Print18 x 24

 

The Department of Art and Art History of the University of the South announces an exhibition by Honors Candidate, Lauren Maggart. It opens to the public from Tuesday, April 12, 2011 to Saturday, April 16, in the Carlos Gallery of the Nabit Art Building.

 

Ms. Maggart will give a public presentation on Thursday, April 14, 4:30 PM, at the Nabit art Building. The Department cordially invites the Sewanee community to the exhibition and talk.
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Lauren Maggart was born in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, and was raised in Huntsville, Alabama. She will graduate in May 2011 from Sewanee: The University of The South, with a degree in studio art and minors in Women’s Studies and International and Global Studies. Her background in gender studies has become the platform for most of her work. She spent Summer 2010 researching feminist artists from 1960-1970 and creating a short video series through a Fund For Innovative Teaching and Learning scholarship. This experience acts as the backbone for her current body of work, This is Not Your Body, which “considers the cultural stipulations placed on women to follow prescribed gender guidelines. This is examined through the critique of the use of the male gaze as a form of objectification as well as the prevalence of the gender binary.” – Maggart
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The Carlos Gallery, Nabit Art Building, The University of the South, 105 Kennerly Lane, Sewanee, TN 37375.Hours: M-F, 9-5 and Sat 12-5.For more information, contact Pradip Malde
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