September 05, 2018

UAB faculty, alumna in third “Women with their Work” exhibition

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women who work webBeili Liu, "Fathom" (2018), courtesy of the artistArtists from the University of Alabama at Birmingham are featured in “Materiality,” the final installment of Space One Eleven’s three-part exhibition series “Women with their Work.” “Materiality” will open Sept. 7 and run through Dec. 28.

Exhibiting artists include Janice Kluge, UAB professor emerita in the College of Arts and Sciences Department of Art and Art History, and Camille Goulet, UAB art alumna, both of Birmingham. Other artists included are Sara Garden Armstrong of Birmingham, Erin Cunningham and Beili Liu of Texas, and Fabiola Jean-Louis and Shervone Neckles of New York. Liu will speak to the Department of Art and Art History’s 3D foundations/sculpture students; DAAH students will also assist Liu with the creation of her site-specific installation titled “Fathom.”

A panel discussion, moderated by Jessica Dallow, associate professor and interim chair of the UAB Department of Art and Art History, will explore the underrepresentation of women in the art world. The discussion and reception will take place from 5:30-7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, at Space One Eleven. Exhibiting artists participating on the panel are Armstrong, Cunningham, Jean-Louis, Kluge and Liu. 

“Materiality” marks the 30th anniversary Space One Eleven’s exhibition “Blue Angel: The Decline of Sexual Stereotypes in Post-Feminist Sculpture,” which examined the legacy of the feminist art movement during the 1980s. “Materiality” continues the exploration of women’s artistic responses to the present day in sculpture, installation and mixed media artworks. Experimenting with materials like bread, bronze, feathers, clay and paper, the artists address topics including spirituality, heritage, the female body and the contemporary political landscape.