Date(s) - 09/15/2023 - 09/16/2023
Julie Thurber announces the opening of Dirty Laundry and other women’s work at the Genessee Valley Council on the Arts (GVCA) in Mt. Morris, NY. The show, on view from August 31 – September 30 has been updated and includes several new pieces. An opening reception will be held on Friday, August 31 from 5-7pm at GVCA, 4 Murray Hill Drive, Mt. Morris, NY, 14510.
“From the Civil War through the middle of the 20th century, so much of a woman’s experience was intended to be kept out of view, lest she or her family be shamed. Women had been ingrained to be submissive, question their own voices and to prize appearance. When I came upon the a vintage slip at a flea market, I immediately knew her name – Betty Crocker – and her story under the apron. Betty’s tale wasn’t about some perfect concoction of womanhood, but she had a tale to tell. I wanted to tell her story and amplify her – and others’ – voice and what better way to do that than with the most intimate of clothing. Intimates are worn closest to the skin every day, and they encounter all that is unseen in a woman’s life.“