Intersections of Gender and Place Exhibition at MUW

Charlie Benton

Entertainment Editor

The art exhibition “Intersections of Gender and Place” is currently in the Eugenia Summer Art Gallery from Oct. 15 to Nov. 6.

The exhibition features works in various mediums from Julia A. Fenton, Marita Gootee, Edna Lanieri, Lindsey Mears and Dorothy Netherland, all female artists working in the South.

“This is part of an ongoing project called ‘Intersections of Gender and Place,’” said Beverly Joyce, professor of art history at MUW. “It’s collaboration between professor Stelioes-Wills and myself. This year is the third year for the project, and we’ve selected artists who work in the South and who deal with gender issues in their art.”

The exhibition allowed them to define gender.

An artists’ panel on the issues and complexities of representing gender in the South was held at 2:30 p.m., on Friday, Oct. 24, and a reception was held that evening at 5:30 p.m.

Some of the works exhibited included “Leviathan,” an installation piece by Julia A. Fenton featuring a wedding dress and fishing lures, Maria Gootee’s “Talking to Ghosts,” a series of photographs of her ailing mother, a series of mixed media works by Lindsey Mears named for and based off of classic quilt patterns, and “Southern Bells,” a series of photographs by Edna Laneri.

Upcoming events at the Eugenia Summer Art Gallery include the Art in Autumn Auction, on Saturday, Nov. 8, from 6-9 p.m., and the Senior Exhibition on Nov. 12 and 13.