Sunday, December 28, 2008

Koehnline Museum of Art: Current Exhibition Features Women Artists

Davida Schulman: Self-Portraits

Judy Langston: Post-Katrina Images

December 18, 2008 - January 23, 2009

Davida Schulman investigates herself as a large, middle-aged matron through paintings, watercolors, and prints. Her stark self-portraits, usually executed sans clothing, are antithetical to prevailing cultural perceptions about the ideal feminine image. Schulman accepts herself as she is. These works also introduce audiences to the artist's work environment of the studio and the domestic atmosphere of her home.

Judy Langston 's work documents numerous visits to the city of New Orleans , beginning with a 2002 photography field study class designed for Oakton students. In the years following the destruction of Hurricane Katrina, Langston returned to New Orleans in an attempt to depict scenes of daily life and recovery from natural disaster. As her shutter clicked, so did Langston's relationships with local residents. Their stories, opinions, and varied points of view are incorporated into this collection of images.

The Koehnline Museum of Art is located at Oakton's Des Plaines campus:
1600 E. Golf Rd., Des Plaines, IL 60016, Tel: (847) 635-2633 Fax: (847) 635-1764

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