Stemma, November 11- December 3, 2011 at Craftswoman House, curated by Launa Bacon and Cindy Rehm

Stemma was a group exhibition featuring the work of Ursula Brookbank, Betsy Davis, Jessica Dolence, Park McArthur, Alyce Haliday McQueen, Angela Simione, Lisa Wiscombe and Liz Young. The exhibition will ran from November 11 to December 3, with a closing featuring Bloodlines, an evening of video and performance with works by Katie Cercone, Audrey Chan, Jeseca Dawson, Jessica Dolence, Kara Hearn, Gelare Khoshgozaran, Michele Jaquis, Melissa Potter, Linda Ravenswood, and Nooshin Rostami.

A stemma is a recorded genealogy of a family, or a family tree. The works included in Stemma referenced the history of feminist art, and all of these artists can be seen as the progeny of second-wave feminism. Like the matriarchs of the second-wave, these artists make work that reflect women’s lives and experiences. They explore subjects of gender, identity, domestic life, and the female body, through video, painting, sculpture, and text.

Index image: Ursula Brookbank