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About the Show

 

"Dainty" is a collaborative exhibition that mines the experiences of girlhood to uncover the nature of feminine identity. Growing up as girls in the 70’s, our stories are flavored by our mothers’ and grandmothers’ experiences from the 50’s & 30’s. The ways of being feminine, ladylike, proper, etc. do not bind us as women in the same ways they bound our mothers, but they continue to define us.

With humor we ask the viewer to consider the subtle roles and expectations that thread through the generations. By examining the many threads that bind even as they strengthen, "Dainty" playfully voices both the oppressive nature of the feminine ideal and the subversive/liberating opportunities embedded within. We encourage you to join the Dainty Dialogue and share your thoughts on the subject.

Exhibitions

February 1-28, 1999
LUMP Gallery
Raleigh, North Carolina

August 2000
Alcott Gallery at the University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, North Carolina

January 16-February 9, 2001
Belk Gallery at Western Carolina University
Cullowhee, North Carolina

Acknowledgements

This web site was made possible with funding from the Western Carolina University Department of Art.

 

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