‘PROJECT 17: Ritual Geography’

Curator Eileen Yanoviak wants you to understand land differently. In “PROJECT 17: Ritual Geography,” featuring work by Mary Carothers, Sarah McCartt-Jackson, Adrienne Miller and Joyce Ogden, she reminds us, “Women have historically had so little agency in shaping the land — from owning land, to governing its use, to deciding their location upon it — that the exhibition acts as a corrective measure. As artists, these women own their environments. Through the physical world, they create spaces, cultivate land, traverse boundaries, overcome oppression and deploy the symbolic power of nature.” An ancestor who lived on the Outer Hebrides Islands of Scotland inspired the installation by Carothers. McCartt-Jackson’s work is more internal, focusing on abuse and the “maps of psychological spaces.” Miller’s drawings are similar, using space to convey emotions. Ogden is the most direct; she uses actual earth to convey the show’s ideas of rituals and geography.

THROUGH MAY 20

Zephyr Gallery
Free
610 E. Market St.
http://zephyrgallery.org

About the Author

‘PROJECT 17: Ritual Geography’

Jo Anne Triplett is the contributing visual arts editor at LEO Weekly. She’s a past member of the Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Public Art, was the content advisor on the Glassworks Building video, and has written for Louisville Magazine, Kentucky Homes and Gardens and the national publication Glass Craftsman. Jo Anne came to Louisville from Washington, D.C. where she worked as a researcher and writer for the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

 

 

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